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MARTINEZ Miguel Angel
Sport Para swimming
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthJaén, ESP
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Andújar, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Coaching, Management - Professional Schools of the Sagrada Familia: Jaén, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2006 in Andujar, Spain.
Why this sport?
He initially got involved in swimming as a hobby. He then met coach Esperanza Jaqueti Peinado and started taking the sport seriously.
Club / Team
CN Fidias: Córdoba, ESP
Name of coach
Esperanza Jaqueti Peinado [club], ESP, from 2006
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Spain
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Socialising with friends. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Reaching the final at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Esperanza Jaqueti Peinado. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't know what my life would be without swimming." (miguelangel-martinez.com, 06 Nov 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Sporting Career Award at the Gala of Para Sport of the city of Jaen, Spain. (miguelangel-martinez.com, 13 May 2018)

In 2018 he received the flag of the city of Andujar, Spain, as an acknowledgement of his sporting career. (miguelangel-martinez.com, 25 May 2018)

He was named the 2014/15 Male Athlete of the Year by the Andalusian Federation of Sports for the Physically Disabled in Spain. (miguelangel-martinez.com, 19 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (miguelangel-martinez.com, 25 May 2018)
Impairment
He has arthrogryposis, which causes joint contractures. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018; miguelangel-martinez.com, 22 May 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has designed his own line of swimsuits, named 'Tajuelo'. (dxtadaptado.com, 07 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 50m Freestyle S3 57.11
5 2008 100m Freestyle S3 2:02.29
5 2008 50m Backstroke S3 56.82
4 2012 50m Backstroke S3 51.83
6 2016 50m Backstroke S3 52.87 
6 2016 50m Freestyle S3 50.90 
6 2016 200m Freestyle S3 3:45.19
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 50m Freestyle S3 51.63
4 2010 200m Freestyle S3 3:50.43
2 2010 50m Backstroke S3 51.20
4 2010 100m Freestyle S3 1:50.82
2 2013 200m Freestyle S3 3:48.82
2 2013 50m Freestyle S3 52.18
4 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:57.44
2 2013 50m Backstroke S3 52.60
2 2013 100m Freestyle S3 1:50.14
2 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:42.60
4 2015 200m Freestyle S3 3:52.31
5 2015 50m Freestyle S3 52.52
5 2015 50m Backstroke S3 53.24
4 2017 50m Backstroke S3 51.02
4 2017 200m Freestyle S3 3:49.83
4 2017 50m Freestyle S3 49.92
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Freestyle S3 1:52.96
3 2014 50m Freestyle S3 53.13
2 2014 200m Freestyle S3 3:52.95
2 2014 50m Backstroke S3 52.45
2 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:46.86
3 2016 50m Backstroke S3 52.53
4 2016 50m Freestyle S3 52.66
4 2016 200m Freestyle S3 3:50.02
3 2018 50m Backstroke S3 52.49
3 2018 200m Freestyle S3 3:49.57
  2018 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ