Roger Puigbò i Verdaguer

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puigbo and the second or maternal family name is Verdaguer.
Roger Puigbò i Verdaguer
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1978-03-20) March 20, 1978 (age 36)
Vic, Barcelona
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Track and field (T53 )

Roger Puigbò i Verdaguer (born March 20, 1978 in Vic, Barcelona) is a track and field athlete from Spain. He has an disability and uses a wheelchair. He is a long distance athlete, competing in wheelchair marathons around the world. Puigbo competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics, and 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Puigbo was born March 20, 1978 in Vic, Barcelona, has an disability and uses a wheelchair.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Puigbo is a T53 wheelchair track and field athlete.[1]

Puigbo competed at the 1998 IPC World Championship in Birmingham, England in the marathon and the 400 meter races.[1] He finished third at the Berlin Marathon in 2000.[2] He competed in in the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunisia where he finished fifth in the 1,500 meters.[1] He competed at the Nottwil, Switzerland hosted 2001 I European Wheelchair Athletics 2001 where he finishef fourth in the 400 meter event and the 800 meter event. He also finished eighth in the 5,000 meter event and ninth in the 1,500 meter event.[1]

At the 2003 EPC I Qtr. Europe in Assen, Netherlands Puigbo finished second in the 800 meters and third in the 400 meters.[1] He finished fourth at the Oita Marathon in 2005.[3] He competed at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain and finished second in the 1,500 meter event.[1] He competed at the 2005 EPC European Athletics Championship in Espoo, Finland and finished first in the 400 meters, second in the 800 meter event, second in the 4 x 100 meter relay, and second in the marathon.[1]

Competing as a 28 year old and wearing bib number W4,[4] Puigbo finished 5th at the 2006 Boston Marathon.[5] He remained with the group that finished in second, third and fourth throughout much of the race.[6] He finished third at the Berlin Marathon in 2006.[2] He finished fourth at the Paris Marathon in 2006.[7] He finished sixth in the Schenkon Marathon in Switzerland in 2006.[8] He competed at the IWAS Open European Championship in Stadskanaal, Netherlands and finished first in the 800 meter event, first in the 5,000 meter even and third in the 1,500 meter event.[1] Competing at the 2006 World Indoor Championships 2006 in Bollnäs, Sweden, he finished second in the 3000 meter event.[1] He competed at the 2006 World Athletics Championships in Assen, The Netherlands and finished sixth in the 800 meters and sixth in the Marathon.[1]

Puigbo finished fifth at the Paris Marathon in 2007.[7] He finished seventh at the 2007 New York City Marathon.[9][10] He finished third at the "Oz Day" 10 km in Sydney, Australia in 2007.[11] He finished third at the Oita Marathon in 2007.[3]

At the Paris Marathon in 2008, Puigbo finished fourth.[7] He won the Schenkon Marathon in Switzerland in 2008.[8][12] He finished fifth at the "ING Georgia Half Marathon" in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.[13]

At the Oensingen Marathon in 2009, Puigbo came in first place, only 0.2 seconds faster than the second place finisher.[14] He won the 2009 Seville Marathon.[15] He finished third at the Paris Marathon in 2009.[7] He finished sixth at the Paris Marathon in 2010.[7]

Puigbo finished seventh at the Oita Marathon in 2010.[3] At the 2011 London Marathon, he finished fourth while spending most of the race with the lead pack.[16]

First place was won by Puigbo at the 2012 Seville Marathon.[17][18] In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADO €20,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a coaching scholarship of €2,500.[19] In the lead up to the London Paralympics, in July 2012,she competed in a Diamond League race at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London.[20] In May 2012, he competed at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, earning a fourth place finish in one of his races.[21] He won a gold medal at the 2012 European Championships.[22]

At the 2013 Paris Marathon, Puigbo finished third.[23]

Paralympics[edit]

Puigbo competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics, and 2012 Summer Paralympics. His best finish in Athens was 5th in the 800 meters, best finish in Beijing was the 5th in the 800 meters, and his best finish in London was 6th in the 5,000 meter qualifying round.[1][24][25] At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, he finished 5th in the 800 meters.[26] He had a Did Not Finish in the marathon at the London Paralympics.[27] He was one of 24 members of Spain's athletics delegation at the 2012 Games.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "40. BMW BERLIN-MARATHON ::: SCC | EVENTS". Real-berlin-marathon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "Records | Oita International Wheelchair Marathon |". Wheelchair-marathon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Boston Marathon runners guide — Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Boston Marathon runners guide — Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Boston Marathon — Exclusive Coverage". MarathonGuide.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Marathon de Paris 2008 : La course — Les résultats". Parismarathon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  8. ^ a b "Rollstuhlmarathon Schenkon 2008". Services.datasport.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  9. ^ Published: November 4, 2007 7:00 PM   (2007-11-04). "Nyc Marathon: Wheelchair & Handcycle Division". Newsday.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Newsday — The Long Island and New York City News Source". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2007-11-05. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.wcracing.net/gresults/ozday.pdf
  12. ^ Mon profil Se déconnecter (2011-09-04). "Diane Roy monte sur le podium" (in French). RDS.ca. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://results.active.com/pages/searchform.jsp?posted_p=t&sort=p_place_overall&rsID=60754&eventClass=Wheel&queryType=arbitrary&page=1&numPerPage=25/. Retrieved 2013-07-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Mon profil Se déconnecter (2011-09-04). "Morneau rate le podium de peu" (in French). RDS.ca. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Un debut de campanillas" (in Spanish). Diariodesevilla.es. 2010-02-15. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Men's Wheelchair: Weir wins record fifth, Virgin London Marathon — Latest Race News". Lrn.london-marathon.com. 2011-04-17. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  17. ^ "El marroquí Mohammed Blal gana el Maratón de Sevilla. ATLETISMO MARATÓN SEVILLA" (in Spanish). Terra.es. 2012-02-19. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ "El marroquí Blal conquista el Maratón de Sevilla" (in Spanish). Huelvainformacion.es. 2012-02-20. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Eva Ngui ultima su preparación para los Juegos Paralímpicos en la Aviva Diamond League" (in Spanish). Spain: estoesdxt. 20122. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "eva ngui conquista dos medallas de bronce en la copa del mundo paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: elEconomista.es. May 12, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Spain confirm squad of 142 for London 2012 - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News". insidethegames.biz. July 12, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Marathon de Paris — The race — Disabled". Parismarathon.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  25. ^ "Primer oro y tres bronces mĂĄs para EspaĂąa, debuta la tinerfeĂąa Michelle Alonso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diario de Avisos. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Results". Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee. 2008. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  27. ^ "Paralympics results: London 2012 Paralympics results | The Sun |Sport|Olympics|Paralympics". The Sun. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 

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