Miguel Rodríguez (table tennis)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Borrisser  and the second or maternal family name is Roldan.
Miguel Rodríguez
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Table tennis

Miguel Rodriguez is a Spanish table tennis player who competes in a wheelchair. He has been the Spanish national champion in the men's single championship in 2011, 2012 and 2012, and has been internationally ranked. He has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Rodriguez is from Grenada,[1][2] and uses a wheelchair.[3]

Table tennis[edit]

Rodriguez is a member of CTM Caja Granada,[1] and is a class 3 table tennis player[4] who competes sitting in a wheelchair.[3] For international competitions, he is affiliated with the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation.[5]

In 2009, Rodriguez was internationally ranked, one of only five Spanish players to be ranked at the time.[3] The 2009 European Championships were held at the Vaillant Palace in Genoa, Italy. He was part of the twelve member Spanish delegation, and one of six Spanish competitors using a wheelchair.[3] At the 2011 Spanish national disability table tennis championship, he earned a gold medal. It was the first time the event had been organized by the Spanish Table Tennis Federation. In the final match, he beat Manuel Robles 3 sets to 2 with individual match scores of 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11 and 11-8.[1][6][7][8]

Rodriguez competed at the 2012 Spanish national disability table tennis championships, which for the third time was affiliated with the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation. He repeated his performance from 2011 and won a gold medal in the men's single wheelchair group.[9] Competing at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he earned a Paralympic diploma,[10] after having been eliminated by a French competitor.[2] Prior to going to London, he participated in an international competition in Slovenia, and then went to a national team training camp at High Performance Centre (CAR) in Madrid.[5] In February 2013, he competed at the Spanish national disability table tennis championships where he earned a medal.[6][11] In May 2013, he participated in the Bratislava hosted Slovak Open, one of six members of the Spanish delegation to compete at the event.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deportes. José manuel ruiz y miguel rodríguez triunfan en el campeonato de españa de tenis de mesa – Deporte – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Deporte en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Spain: Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dos oros, cuatro platas, tres bronces y once diplomas, balance de los andaluces en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Doce españoles disputan el Europeo de Tenis de Mesa para Discapacitados | Solidaridad" (in Spanish). Spain: elmundo.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Jorge Cardona viaja a Bratislava para participar en el Open de Eslovaquia — Deportes — El Periódico de Aragón" (in Spanish). Spain: Elperiodicodearagon.com. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Los paralímpicos españoles ultiman en Austria y Eslovenia su preparación de cara a los Juegos — Deportes — El Periódico de Aragón" (in Spanish). Spain: Elperiodicodearagon.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "José Manuel Ruiz y Miguel Rodríguez triunfan en el Campeonato de España de Tenis de Mesa (print view)" (in Spanish). Spain: CanariasNoticias.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "José Manuel Ruiz y Miguel Rodríguez, campeones" (in Spanish). Spain: Granadahoy.com. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "José Manuel Ruiz, Miguel Rodríguez y Villa La Zubia brillan en el Nacional. Ideal" (in Spanish). Spain: Ideal.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "El ADA Guadix Tenis de Mesa, campeón de España | Radio Granada" (in Spanish). Spain: Radiogranada.es. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Griñán, sobre deportistas paralímpicos:"Tienen que servir de testimonio a los andaluces que quieren superarse día a día"" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Deportistas extremeños consiguen ocho medallas en los campeonatos de tenis de mesa para personas con discapacidad física" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 4 January 2014.