José Antonio Expósito

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Expósito and the second or maternal family name is Pineiro.
José Antonio Expósito
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1978-05-02) May 2, 1978 (age 38)
Country  Spain
Sport Track and field (T20)

José Antonio Expósito Pineiro (born in Águilas in 1978) is a Paralympic athlete from Spain.


Expósito was born in 1978.[1] He has an intellectual disability.[2][3] In 2013, he was awarded the gold Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[3][4] In November 2013, he attended the Gala Sports Columbine, which was held in the Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena, and where he received a standing ovation.[3]


Antonio competes in T20 (track) and F20 (field) events.[1] He has held the F20 Long Jump world record since 2005.[1] He competed at the 2008 INAS World Indoor Athletics Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia, earning gold in the 60 meters and long jump, and picking up a bronze in the 4x400 meter event.[5] He won the 2010 European championships in the 100 meters and long jump events.[6]

Expósito competed in 2010 INAS European Athletics Championship and picked up a pair of gold medals in the long jump and 100 meter events.[7] He qualified for and competed in the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships where he was one of thirty-two competitors representing Spain.[6] He competed in the 2011 INAS World Games, winning a silver medal in the 4x100 meter relay alongside Francisco Santiago, Alberto Palomo and Dionibel Rodríguez Rodríguez.[8]

Expósito has won the Spanish national championships in his classification. He competed in the 2012 Spanish national championships held in San Javier.[2] In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADOP €23,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship.[9] He competed in the 2013 World Athletics Championships for people with intellectual disabilities hosted by the Czech Republic. He picked up a gold medal at the event in the long jump. He injured himself after his final jump.[10][11][12] In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.[13]


Expósito was part of the Spanish team at the 2000 Summer Paralympics. He competed in the javelin and shot put but it was in the 100m and long jump where he won gold medals.[14] Following a cheating scandal at the Sydney games, events for athletes with intellectual disability were excluded from the Paralympic program. They were reinstated at the 2012 Summer Paralympics[15] where, as in 2000, Jose Antonio won a gold medal in the F20 Long Jump event.[3][16]


  1. ^ a b c "IPC Athletics World Records". International Paralympic Committee. 
  2. ^ a b "SAN JAVIER / Cien deportistas discapacitados compiten en el Campeonato de España de Atletismo Adaptado que se celebra este fin de semana en San Javier" (in Spanish). March 15, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Águilas se rinde a Expósito - La Opinión de Murcia" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "España finaliza cuarta en el Mundial de Atletismo para Discapacitados Intelectuales" (in Spanish). Spain: el mundo. March 19, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Los medallistas paralímpicos españoles en Pekín lideran a la selección" (in Spanish). Spain: Marca. January 21, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "España regresa con 4 oros, una plata y un bronce del Europeo de Atletismo INAS-FID de Croacia" (in Spanish). Spain: Esto es DxT. July 14, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Solidaridad Digital — España consigue seis medallas en los Global Games para personas con discapacidad intelectual" (in Spanish). Spain: October 4, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros; Expósito, otro" (in Spanish). Spain: June 18, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros en el Mundial para discapacitados intelectuales" (in Spanish). Spain: June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros en el Mundial para discapacitados intelectuales" (in Spanish). June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Antonio Andújar y José Martínez Morote competirán en Francia en el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico | El Pueblo de Albacete diario digital" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ Results for Jose Antonio Exposito from the International Paralympic Committee
  15. ^ "How the Paralympics is welcoming back intellectually impaired athletes 12 years after cheating scandal". TIME magazine. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2013.