David Casinos

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David Casinos
David Casinos 1.JPG
Casinos in 2013
Personal information
Full nameDavid Casinos Sierra
Born (1972-02-15) February 15, 1972 (age 47)
Valencia, Spain
SportTrack and field (F11)

David Casinos Sierra (born February 15, 1972 from Valencia) is a Paralympian athlete from Spain competing mainly in category F11 shot put events.


Casinos was born February 15, 1972 from Valencia.[1][2] He is married to Celia Maestre Martín,[3] and the pair were dating in 2004.[4]

In 2013, he was awarded the gold Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo,[5][6][7][8] at a ceremony at the Teatro de Madrid Cofidis, and attended by Princess Elena, Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, José Ignacio Wert, the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), Miguel Cardinal, and the Director General of Sports of CSD, Ana Muñoz.[9][10] In November 2013, he participated in Universal Children's Day celebration in Madrid by presenting a book to the Supreme Council of Sports.[11]


Maestre became David Casinos guide in 2002.[3]

In 2010, he competed in the Valencia Athletics Open, which was organized by the Federació d'Esports Adaptats de la Comunitat Valenciana (FESA).[12] He qualified for and competed in the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships where he was one of thirty-two competitors representing Spain.[13] He competed in the 2012 Spanish national championships held in the Basque country, where he set a Paralypic B qualifying standard in the shot put with a distance of 13.10 meters.[14] In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADO €23,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship.[15] His ability to compete at the highest level was also made possible because of sponsorships from groups like Council of the City of Valencia and Moncada.[16] In May 2013, he competed in the Spanish national championships, where he earned a gold medal in the shot put and another in the discus.[17] Prior to the start of the London Games, he trained with several other visually impaired Spanish track and field athletes in Logroño.[18] In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.[19]


Casinos is a four-time Paralympic gold medalist in the shot put having won the F11 class in 2000 and 2004 and the combined F11/12 class in 2008. He also competed in the discus in 2000, 2004 and 2008 Paralympics. He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics where he finished first in the discus and fifth in the shot put.[1][2]

He was the flag bearer for the Spanish team at the 2008 Games.[12][20]

Maestre was guide for Casinos at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.[3] At the time, they were dating and broke Paralympic taboo by sharing a room together in the Paralympic village.[4] Maestre was a guide at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in athletics for Casinos, where they won a gold medal.[3]


Year Sporting event Location Sport type Finish Score Note
2000 Paralympic Games  AUS Sydney Shot put F11 Gold Medal 15,26 m
2002 World Championships  FRA Lile Shot put F11 Gold Medal 14,56 m
2004 Paralympic Games  GRE Athens Shot put F11 Gold Medal 14,01 m
2006 World Championships  NED Assen Shot put F11 Gold Medal 13,84 m
Discus F11 Gold Medal 41,27 m
2008 Paralympic Games  CHN Beijing Shot put F11- F12 Gold Medal 14,50 m
2011 World Championship  NZL Christchurch Shot put F11 Gold Medal 12,93 m
Discus F11 Gold Medal 40,89 m


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  2. ^ a b "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 "Los héroes anínimos de los Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Marca. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b elmundo.es (2004). "Atenas 2004. El valor de la superación" (in Spanish). Spain: El Mundo. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  5. ^ "El paralímpico extremeño Enrique Floriano recibe la Medalla de la Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Region Digital. October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "El paralímpico David Casinos recibe la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  7. ^ "La Infanta Elena distinguirá a Teresa Perales y otros medallistas de 2012" (in Spanish). Heraldo.es. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  8. ^ "Laia Sanz recibirá la Medalla de Oro al Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  9. ^ "Michelle Alonso Morales, entre las grandes del deporte espaĂąol" (in Spanish). Diario de Avisos. October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  10. ^ 29 de octubre de 2013. 18:32h Ep.  Madrid. "Belmonte, Lorenzo y Gómez Noya reciben la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo - La Razón digital" (in Spanish). Larazon.es. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "Avance de la Agenda Informativa de Europa Press Sociedad para mañana" (in Spanish). Europapress.es. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "El Open de Atletismo Adapto de las Comunitat Llega Este Fin de Semana al Estadio del Turia" (in Spanish). Spain: FESA. April 16, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  13. ^ "Los medallistas paralímpicos españoles en Pekín lideran a la selección" (in Spanish). Spain: Marca. January 21, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  14. ^ "Cuatro récords y 19 mínimas para los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: AS. June 10, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  16. ^ "Pasaporte equivocado" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  17. ^ "Federación Española De Deportes De Personas Con Discapacidad Física" (in Spanish). Spain: Feddf.es. May 26, 2013. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  18. ^ "Atletas paralímpicos con discapacidad visual se entrenan en Logroño - Canal de Vídeos de" (in Spanish). Spain: Larioja.com. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  19. ^ "Antonio Andújar y José Martínez Morote competirán en Francia en el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico | El Pueblo de Albacete diario digital" (in Spanish). Spain: Elpueblodealbacete.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  20. ^ "Los 11 de la ONCE" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013.

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