Ruth Aguilar Fulgencio

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Ruth Aguilar Fulgencio
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1975-02-03) February 3, 1975 (age 39)
Website www.ruthaguilar.es
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Athletics

Ruth Aguilar Fulgencio (born 3 February 1975) is a Spanish Paralympic athletics competitor who has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Prior to fracturing her spine in a traffic accident, she represented Spain as a member of the national u-17 handball team.

Personal[edit]

Aguilar was born on 3 February 1975 in Torrent, Valencia,[1][2] and attended Colegio Público Miguel Hernández.[2] Before fracturing her spine in a car accident in December 1992, she played handball.[1][2] She represented Spain internationally in handball at the under 17 level.[1] She played club handball as a goalball for Urbana Valencia.[1] As an athlete with a disability, sports she initially tried included swimming, wheelchair basketball and powerlifting.[1]

Aguilar took a break from competitive sport at one point to give birth to her son.[1] Her break from sport was extended after her father got lung cancer and she tended to him until he died from the disease.[1] In 2013, she was getting a disability pension.[1] In February 2013, local police in Alfafar organized a talk about driver education, and Aguilar participated in the talk as a speaker because of the impact a traffic accident had in her life. While at the event, she also signed the city's Book of Honor.[3][4] In November 2013, she was given an award at the fifth edition of the Carta de Poblament awards. She won in the category for arts, letters and sports.[2][5][6] In November 2013, she participated in a program run by the Programa ADOP Empleo to train Paralympic athletes in developing business communication and entrepreneurship skills.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Aguilar competes in athletics using a wheelchair.[1]

The 2011 Spanish National Adaptive Athletics Championships were held in Valencia and Aguilar competed in them.[8] Competing at the 2010 IPC European Championships, she finished third in the shotput.[1][2] Aguilar competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[1] In 2013, she was working on qualifying for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the javelin, discus and shotput.[1] In March 2013, she participated in a dualathlon event as part of a relay team, with Jesus Cordero Ballesteros her teammate.[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l raúl cosín (2013-11-18). "Una guerrera de la vida" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e News Editor. "Torrent se prepara para la celebración de la V edición de los Premios Carta de Poblament" (in Catalan). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "PANORAMA LOCAL - La paralímpica Ruth Aguilar participa en una campaña de seguridad vial en Alfafar" (in Spanish). Spain: Panoramalocal.es. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "La Policía Local ha celebrado su 3ª Charla de Educación Vial con la participación de la Campeona Paralímpica Ruth Aguilar" (in Spanish). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Torrent acoge la V edición de los Premios Carta de Poblament" (in Spanish). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Torrent acoge la V ediciĂłn de los Premios Carta de Poblament — La OpiniĂłn de Torrent" (in Spanish). Spain: Laopiniondetorrent.es. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jon santacana, david casinos y xavi torres, entre los paralímpicos que asistirán a una jornada para potenciar sus habilidades de comunicación" (in Spanish). lainformacion.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  8. ^ "Cuatro records en Valencia en el Nacional de Atletismo" (in Spanish). Spain: Superdeporte. June 16, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ News Editor. "Este fin de semana se celebra el DLD Sueca y el duatlón de Onda" (in Spanish). elperiodic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ News Editor. "260 atletas participan en la primer Duatlon Onda" (in Catalan). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "260 atletas participan en la primer Duatlon Onda —" (in Spanish). Spain: Arrelsonline.es. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "La rodalia" (in Spanish). Spain: Larodalia.es. 2013-03-24. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 

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