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ALBALADEJO MARTÍNEZ Lorenzo
Sport Para athletics
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthMurcia, ESP
Height1.87 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Journalist, Public Speaker, Student
Languages
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - University of Murcia [UCAM]: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Murcia, Spain.
Club / Team
AD Marathon: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Antonio Ranchal Gonzalez, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies, going to the theatre. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Reaching two finals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Spanish footballer Andres Iniesta. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
A back injury affected his preparations for the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (avancedeportivo.es, 14 May 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard things must be done, impossible ones must be tried. Dreams become true if you fight for them." (lorenzoalbaladejo.com, 30 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the Gervasio Cruz Soria Award as the Best Para Athlete of the Year by the Association of Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Impairments of Cuenca [ASPADEC] in Spain. (eldeporteconquense.com, 08 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as the result of complications at birth. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
As a journalist he has written a column for the La Verdad de Murcia newspaper, and a blog for the Run Online website magazine in Spain. He has also worked as a TV host for Murcia's regional TV network. (lorenzoalbaladejo.com, 30 Apr 2018; kurere.org, 22 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 100m T38 11.79
7 2012 200m T38 23.76
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 100m T38 13.43
4 2015 400m T38 54.88
Heats 2015 100m T38  DNS
10 2017 200m T38 24.66
10 2017 100m T38 12.02
6 2017 400m T38 57.14
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T38 12.02
2 2014 200m T38 24.42
3 2016 200m T38 24.36
3 2016 400m T38 55.35
4 2016 100m T38 12.13
1 2018 400m T38 55.71
3 2018 200m T38 24.59
3 2018 100m T38 12.27
4 2018 Universal Relay  DSQ