Diego de Paz

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Diego de Paz
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born September 25, 1971 (1971-09-25) (age 46)
Sevilla, Spain
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Diego de Paz Pazo (born September 25, 1971 in Sevilla) is a wheelchair basketball athlete from Spain.

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

He is 4 point wheelchair basketball player.

National team[edit]

He played wheelchair basketball at the 1996 Summer Paralympics.[1][2] His selection to represent Spain at the 2011 European Championships was made in March.[3] He was chosen for the 2012 team ahead of Jonatan Soria and José Luis Robles.[4] He played wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. His team was fifth. They beat Germany 67-48 to finish fifth.[1] It was the first time the Spanish national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[5] In London, he was coached by Oscar Trigo.[6] His team finished fifth overall.[5] He played in the game against South Africa and Germany.[7] He scored 11 points in the game against the United States.[8][9] In the Paralympics, he ranks 9th in history in the total number of three point shots made at the Games.[10] Following the conclusion of the London Games, he retired from international competition. He cried openly on court following his last game.[11]

Club[edit]

In 2011, he played for Once Andalucía.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 25 de septiembre de 2011. 00:00h Redacción.  Madrid. "Histórica medalla de bronce del equipo español de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas en el Campeonato de Europa — La Razón digital" (in Spanish). Larazon.es. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Publicada la lista para el Europeo de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). Acb.Com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Soria y Robles se caen de la lista de convocados para los Juegos Paralímpicos — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Lo Ăşltimo de lo Ăşltimo — Jaume LlambĂ Riera, jugador de la selecciĂłn espaĂąola de baloncesto nos habla de los obstĂĄculos diarios que encuentra en Madrid — Entrevistas y Reportajes" (in Spanish). Loultimodeloultimo.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  6. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in Spanish). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Paralimpicos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  8. ^ Sep 5, 2012 (2012-09-05). "Wheelchair basketball alumni prepare for Paralympics quarterfinals — Athletic Department — The Shorthorn". M.theshorthorn.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  9. ^ RTVE.es . "España roza la victoria contra Estados Unidos en baloncesto paralímpico" (in Spanish). RTVE.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Country". Spitfirechallenge.ca. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Londres 2012 termina con Coldplay, Rihanna y 42 medallas para el equipo español" (in Spanish). eltelescopiodigital. Retrieved 2013-12-01.