Ricardo de Pedraza Losa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is de Pedraza and the second or maternal family name is Losa.
Ricardo de Pedraza Losa
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Track and field (B1)

Ricardo de Pedraza Losa is a vision impaired B1/T11 Spanish Paralympic track and field competitor. He represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, finishing eleventh in the 5,000 meter event. He has held several Spanish national records in long distance events.

Personal[edit]

De Pedraza is from the Andalusia region of Spain.[1] In 2012, he was living in Castilla-La Mancha.[2] He has a vision impairment,[1][3] having lost his vision when he was 36 years old.[4] In 2012, he was living in Castilla-La Mancha.[2] In 2013, de Pedraza was a student studying Physiotherapy.[3] In November 2013, he participated in a sports conference at the Open University of Talavera.[5]

Track and field[edit]

A B1 classified competitor,[1] de Pedraza is a member of CCM-Club Athletics Toledo.[3][6] He has held the Spanish national record in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.[1] He has used Oriol Sellarès Martínez as a guide runner.[4]

De Pedraza competed in the 2009 Spanish national athletics championships, medaling in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter events. In winning the 5,000 meters, he also set a new national Spanish record for the B1 classification.[1][7] In 2010, he had a sports scholarship from the Castilla-La Mancha Olímpica (CLAMO) program run by the regional government.[8] He also the scholarship in 2012.[9] At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, he finished fifth in the 10,000 meter event and sixth in the 5,000 meters.[2] Competing in the European Championships in June 2012, he finished in first place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:43.03.[10]

De Pedraza competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London,[2][5][11] finishing eleventh in the 5,000 meters.[3][12] Following the Games, he was congratulated by Castilian-La Mancha's Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Martial Marin.[13]

In June 2013, de Pedraza competed in the Albacete Half Marathon with guide runners Juan Antonio Araujo and Antonio Vicente Criado. The race was his first major event since the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[14] In September 2013, he participated in the 18th running of the Quixote de Castilla-La Mancha Maraton in the half marathon event. He ran with guide runners David Magán and Antonio Vicente Criado.[15][16][17] In October 2013, he participated in the training day for the XVII Alcázar de San Juan Half Marathon with guide runners David Magán of the Club Atletismo San Pablo and Antonio Vicente Criado of Asociación Deportiva Runners San Miguel.[6] In November 2013, he ran in his first marathon when he ran the Valencia Marathon with a time of 2:57:14.[3][15] He had two guide runners for the race, Antonio Vicente Criado and David Magán. The time qualified him for the 2014 London World Cup.[3][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cinco andaluces se coronan campeones de España en Jerez" (in Spanish). Diariodejerez.es. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Atletas ciegos preparan en Logroño su participación en Londres 2012 — Web de la ONCE" (in Spanish). Once.es. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f J. C. Toledo (2013-11-18). "Vanessa Veiga fue sexta en la Maratón de Valencia y la primera española" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Correr ciego, así lo veo yo — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Experiencias, emociones y sensaciones olímpicas" (in Spanish). La Voz del Tajo. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Ricardo de Pedraza concursa este domingo en Alcázar de San Juan" (in Spanish). W1.caesarobriga.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  7. ^ "Ricardo de Pedraza destacó al ganar en los 5.000 y 10.000 metros lisos. La Voz Digital" (in Spanish). Lavozdigital.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  8. ^ Toledo (2010-04-14). "La Junta beca este año a 53 deportistas dentro del programa Castilla-La Mancha Olímpica" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  9. ^ 7014 (2013-11-18). "Marín: "Los deportistas paralímpicos castellano-manchegos nos han dado una lección de superación" - Noticias de Albacete" (in Spanish). La Cerca. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  10. ^ "Six World Records Broken on Final Day of IPC Euros | IPC". International Paralympic Committee. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  11. ^ "Esteban acompaña a Lago en la entrega de una bandera de Talavera a Pedraza Losa" (in Spanish). Encastillalamancha.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  12. ^ "Ricardo De Pedraza termina 11º en los 5.000 ml — La Grada TV. Deportes en Talavera. Televisión deportiva, Videos online Talavera deportes. Talavera de la Reina. Toledo" (in Spanish). Lagradatv.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  13. ^ "Marín: "Los deportistas paralímpicos castellano-manchegos nos han dado una lección de superación" – Juegos paralímpicos – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Juegos paralímpicos en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  14. ^ "De Pedraza regresa a la acción tras las Paralimpiadas" (in Spanish). W1.caesarobriga.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  15. ^ a b c "La 18ª Quixote Maratón de Castilla-La Mancha y 3ª Media Maratón se disputarán el 20 de octubre entre Ciudad Real y Miguelturra" (in Spanish). MiCiudadReal.es. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  16. ^ ABC / CIUDAD real (2013-09-20). "La Quixote Maratón se disputará el 20 de octubre entre Ciudad Real y Miguelturra" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  17. ^ "accesible: Domingo 20 de octubre entre Ciudad Real y Miguelturra" (in Spanish). Miguelturra.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23.