Abel Ávila

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Abel Ávila
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Spain
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 800 metres - T12
Abel Ávila (number 2) in the men's 1500 metres T13 final at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Abel Ávila is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T12 middle distance events.


Competing at the Greece hosted 2005 European Championships, he won a medal.[1] He medaled at the 2006 World Championships.[1] Competing at the 2009 IBSA European Championships, he won a medal.[1] Prior to the start of the London Games, he trained with several other visually impaired Spanish track and field athletes in Logroño.[2] From the Catalan region of Spain,[1] he was a recipient a Plan ADO scholarship.[3]


Abel has competed in three summer Paralympics, his first in 2000 proving to be his most successful winning a silver in his only event the 800m. In the two following games he competed in 800m and 1500m and in 2004 the 5000m all without any medal success.[4]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Atletas paralímpicos con discapacidad visual se entrenan en Logroño - Canal de Vídeos de" (in Spanish). Spain: Larioja.com. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Observatori Català de l'Esport OCE INEFC" (in Spanish). Observatoridelesport.cat. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ profile on paralympic.org

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