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BELTRAN Francisco
Sport Boccia
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthMadrid, ESP
Height1.57 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Married to Erika Lujan.
Residence
Valencia, ESP
Higher education
Law - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid: Madrid, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started in 1988 in Madrid.
Why this sport?
"I started because I am very competitive, and I was given the chance in school and I took it."
Club / Team
Club Pacema: Spain
Name of coach
Xavier Díaz Romero [national], Miguel Angel Lopez [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
1993
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Belgium
General Interest
Nicknames
'Paco' (elmundo.es, 29 Jun 2009)
Hobbies
Music sport and cinema. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at Sydney 2000. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His sister. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Iker Casillas. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Injuries
In 1997 a right leg injury saw him out for four months. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have fun when I play." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He competed in athletics at a national level. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
London 2012 will be his fourth Paralympic Games after Sydney, Athens and Beijing. (elmundo.es, 03 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 Individual - BC1  
2 2000 Team - BC1-2  
5 2004 Individual - BC1  
3 2004 Team - BC1-2  
5 2008 Individual - BC1  
3 2008 Team - BC1-2  
10 2012 Team - BC1-2  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Individual - BC1  
17 2010 Individual - BC1