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RODRIGUEZ José Manuel
Sport Para athletics, Boccia
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Place of BirthJerez de la Frontera, ESP
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jerez de la Frontera, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
Initially he was told he wouldn't be able to play boccia because his hand movement was very limited, but after years of effort and fighting he proved that he could, and started competing at the age of 16.
Club / Team
Club Adupace Jerez: Spain
Name of coach
Xavier Díaz Romero [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Chema (aspace-sur.com, 11 Jun 2012)
Hobbies
Sport and painting. (paralimpicos.es, 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, winning medals in both [gold in Athens and silver in Beijing]. (paralimpicos.es, 2008; aspace-sur.com, 11 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Boccia
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 Individual - BC3  
2 2004 Pairs - BC3  
9 2008 Individual - BC3  
2 2008 Pairs - BC3  
8 2012 Pairs - BC3  
24 2012 Individual - BC3  
World Championships - Boccia
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Individual - BC3  
3 2006 Pairs - BC3  
16 2010 Individual - BC3  
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 1984 Triple Jump B1 8.30
3 1988 Triple Jump B1 8.81
3 1992 100m B1 11.94
1 1992 Triple Jump B1 12.96
2 1996 100m T10 11.70 
1 1996 Long Jump F10 6.67 
1 1996 Triple Jump F10 12.93 
Semifinal 2000 100m T11 11.96
2 2000 Long Jump F11 6.09
1 2000 Triple Jump F11 12.38
11 2004 Long Jump F11 5.62 
6 2004 Triple Jump F11 12.22 
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 1994 Long Jump F10 6.26
3 1994 Triple Jump F11 13.01