David García del Valle

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David Garcia Del Valle
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1981-06-13) June 13, 1981 (age 36)
Country  Spain
Sport Judo

David Garcia Del Valle (born June 13, 1981 in Almeria) is a judo athlete from Spain, who has represented Spain at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, winning a pair of silver medals in 2000 and 2004.


García was born June 13, 1981 in Almeria. He has a vision impairment.[1] He resides in Grenada.[2]


García is a B2 classified judo competitor.[1] He took home a gold medal in his weight class at the 2011 IPC European Judo Championships.[3] In October 2011, he competed in a regional Spanish national vision impaired judo event in Guadalajara.[4] In 2012, he won the Spanish national disability judo championship.[5] He competed in the 2013 Spanish national disability judo championship organized by the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Blind.[5] In April 2013, he was one of the organizers of the II Festival Soliadrio Jushirokan in Madrid. The event was a master class in judo.[6] The 2013 IPC European Judo Championships were held in early December in Eger, Hungary, and he competed in them in the (under 66 kilos event.[3][7][8][9][10] He lost his first match of the competition.[11][12] Going into the competition, he was viewed as one of the favorites to potentially win a medal for Spain.[2]


García competed in judo at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics. He earned a silver in the Up to 66 kg men's group at the 2000 and 2004 Games.[1] In November 2013, he competed in the Open Judo Tournament Guadalajara.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Malagueña Herrera y granadino Del Valle, entre favoritos en Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: Mundodeportivo.com. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b   (2007-08-02). "El diario de Alhaurín de la Torre" (in Spanish). Spain: diariolatorre.es. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "David GarcĂa del Valle lucharĂĄ por volver a vencer en el Campeonato de EspaĂąa de Judo para Ciegos" (in Spanish). Spain: dxtadaptado.com. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "El judoka paralímpico David García del Valle imparte una clase magistral en el II Festival Solidario Jushirokan en Madrid — Artes marciales — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Carmen Herrera y Mónica Merenciano lucharán en Hungría por conquistar el Campeonato de Europa de Judo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "El coruñés Adrián Rodríguez, hasta Hungría por un sueño — La Opinión A Coruña" (in Spanish). Spain: Laopinioncoruna.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Deportes. carmen herrera y mónica merenciano lucharán en hungría por conquistar el campeonato de europa de judo paralímpico — EcoDiario.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Ecodiario.eleconomista.es. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "La paralímpica Herrera, participará en el Campeonato de Europa de judo" (in Spanish). Spain: Cadenaser.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "España cierra su participación en Hungría con cuatro medallas" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Abel Vázquez, plata en el Europeo de Judo" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013.