Juan Emilio Gutiérrez Berenguel

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gutiérrez and the second or maternal family name is Berenguel.
Juan Emilio Gutiérrez Berenguel
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Country  Spain
Sport Cycling (C3)

Juan Emilio Gutiérrez Berenguel is a Spanish cyclist. He competed at the 2009 Paralympic World Championships Road Cycling where he earned a pair of medals. He represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics where he earned a Paralympic diploma.


Gutiérrez has cerebral palsy,[1] and is from Almeria.[1] In 2009, he was named one of the Best Athlete with Disabilities at the Andalusia Sports Awards.[2]


Gutiérrez is a C3 cyclist.[3][4]

In 2009, Gutiérrez was getting funding assistance from the Provincial Government of Almeria.[1] France hosted the Challenger International Handisport in 2009, with Gutiérrez winning his class.[1] At the 2009 Paralympic World Championships Road Cycling, he earned a pair of medals including a silver in the time trial event and a bronze in another road event.[1][2] This was his debut at the event as well as the first time the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation partnered with Spanish disability sport organizations.[1] At a 2011 Paralympic Track World Cup event in Roskilde, Denmark, he won a silver medal with a time of 21:38.21.[5][6]

Gutiérrez competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[3][7] He was one of thirty-five Andalusians to represent Spain at the London Games, which were his first.[8] He participated in the individual pursuit event,[9][10] and had a sixth-place finish on the track which earned him a Paralympic diploma.[11] During a ride on September 4, after colliding with a car during training, he fell off his bicycle and bruised himself but did not break anything. At that point in the Games, he still had to events left on his Paralympic programme.[11] He also participated in road events, finishing one event in eleventh place in a thirteen deep with a time of 1:42.51.[4][11] The Minister of Culture and Sport of the Government of Andalucía, Luciano Alonso, published a notice on behalf of the Government wishing him and other Andalusian competitors success at the Games.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Mª Ángeles Camacho. "Juan Emilio Gutiérrez roza la gloria en el Mundial de Ciclismo Paralímpico. Ideal" (in Spanish). Ideal.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Sevilla (2010-06-17). "Blanca Manchón, Marina Alabau, Felipe Reyes y Carlos Cabezas, mejores deportistas andaluces de 2009" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Primer oro y tres bronces mĂĄs para EspaĂąa, debuta la tinerfeĂąa Michelle Alonso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diario de Avisos. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "La nadadora española Michelle Alonso bate un récord mundial en los paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Deportes. Juan Emilio Gutiérrez gana la plata en la contrarreloj del mundial de Ciclismo Paralímpico-Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Servimedia.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Deportes. Juan emilio gutiérrez gana la plata en la contrarreloj del mundial de ciclismo paralímpico – Ciclismo – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Ciclismo en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  8. ^ a b "La Junta transmite su "ánimo y deseos de éxito" a los 35 andaluces que integran el equipo nacional paraolímpico" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dos oros, cuatro platas, tres bronces y once diplomas, balance de los andaluces en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Griñán, sobre deportistas paralímpicos:"Tienen que servir de testimonio a los andaluces que quieren superarse día a día"" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Javier Navarro. "Juan Emilio Gutiérrez deja los Juegos de Londres con mal sabor. Ideal" (in Spanish). Ideal.es. Retrieved 4 January 2014.