Manolo Martín

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martin  and the second or maternal family name is Perez.
Manolo Martín Pérez
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Country  Spain
Sport Boccia

Manolo Martín Pérez is a Spanish boccia player, who has represented the country internationally at the Paralympic Games.


Martin is from Granada.[1][2]


Martin is a BC2 classified boccia player.[3] Some of his boccia competition participation has been sponsored by Granada CF and by the sports foundation "Hazlo por todos".[1][2] He is a member of the Amics de la Boccia club.[4]

Lisbon hosted the World Championships in June 2010, and Martin picked up a bronze medal in the individual competition.[5] Elche, Spain hosted the Spanish Boccia Club Championship in June 2011, with Martin participating in the event. He finished second in the individual BC2 event while representing ASPACE Granada, Andalucía.[6][7]

The Boccia World Championships were held in August 2011, and he participated. The event was part of the ranking process to qualify for the London Paralympic Games.[8] Around Christmas time in 2011, he injured himself and doctors had a hard time identifying the injury because of existing medical conditions. The injury made it difficult for him to compete.[2] In January 2012, he participated in a boccia training camp organized by the Spanish Cerebral Palsy Federation of Sports (FEDPC) and the Spanish Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF) along with 24 other boccia players from around Spain held at CRE San Andrés. The camp was part of national team preparations for the London Paralympics.[2][3][9] Club ADM and the Sociocultural Disability Association (ASCM) organized the June 2012 Spanish national championships which he competed in.[10] He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He lost 4-5 in the round of 16.[11]

The third edition of the International Boccia Championships Pecanins Roser took place in 2013, with a team representing the Catalan region of Spain, a team representing the rest of Spain and a team representing Great Britain. He competed on the rest of Spain team. The event was a warm up for the European Championships. Martin won the BC2 individual event against Zoe Robinson of Great Britain by a score of 11–4 and against Benito Sánchez of Catalonia. The pair of victories qualified him for the final where he played against Spanish national team teammate Pedro Cordero Martin whom he be 3-2[1] He was a member of the Spanish delegation at the European Championships contested in June 2013 in Guimaraes, Portugal.[12] In October 2013, he was ranked the best Spanish competitor in his classification.[4] His team, which includes Vicente Lletí, Raul Martí and Sabrina Balen, was ranked number one.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Manolo Martín, campeón del torneo internacional 'Roser Pecanins' de Boccia" (in Spanish). Granada En Juego. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d Estadio Nazari (2012-01-23). "La asociación cultural y deportiva "Hazlo por todos" patrocinará a Manolo Martín durante la temporada 2012" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Primera concentración paralímpica de Boccia en el CRE de San Andrés del Rabanedo — Boccia — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "RANKING NACIONAL BOCCIA FEDPC, INICIO TEMPORADA 2013/2014" (PDF). Spanish Cerebral Palsy Federation of Sports. October 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Manolo Martín, bronce mundial" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  6. ^ AlexTG. "Elche acogiĂł el Campeonato de EspaĂąa de Boccia de Clubes 2011" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. ^ "Los mejores jugadores de boccia se citan en Elche para el Campeonato de España — Crónica Social" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  8. ^ (La Rioja) DEPORTES,POLIDEPORTIVO &#124 > AREA: Deporte (2011-08-20). "La riojana Sandra Peña disputa la Copa del Mundo de Boccia — — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  9. ^ "CRE Discapacidad y Dependencia. Centro de Referencia Estatal para la Atención a Personas con Grave Discapacidad y para la Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a la Dependencia de San Andrés del Rabanedo (León) :: Enero" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  10. ^ "Crónica del Campeonato de España de Boccia de Clubes — Boccia — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  11. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  12. ^ "El equipo espaĂąol estĂĄ listo para la disputa del Europeo de boccia" (in Spanish). 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-11-24.