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PRADO Josť Manuel
Sport Boccia
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthMexico City, MEX
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
BC1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ourense, ESP
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 1997.
Why this sport?
He liked competition and sports, and felt boccia was best adapted to his abilities.
Name of coach
Inmaculada Penalver [national], ESP; Alma Cuesta [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lisbon, POR
General Interest
Nicknames
Chachito (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Isaac Penin. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Spanish footballer Emilio Butragueno. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Injuries
Following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he stopped playing as he required a number of operations on his spine. He returned to competition in September 2014. (marca.com, 20 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I want to believe it's possible." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 Team - BC1-2  
10 2012 Individual - BC1  
9 2016 Team - BC1-2  
13 2016 Individual - BC1  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Individual - BC1  
6 2014 Team - BC1-2  
25 2014 Individual - BC1  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 Team - BC1-2  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
25 2015 Individual - BC1  
25 2015 Individual - BC1  
20 2016 Individual - BC1  
20 2016 Individual - BC1  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2016 Individual - BC1