Antonio Jesús Martín

Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán[1] (born 22 April 1982) is a Spanish 5-per-team footballer. He has a vision impairment and is a B1 type sportsperson. He has represented Spain at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, picking up a pair of bronze medals in 2004 and 2012.

Antonio Martín
Personal information
Full nameAntonio Jesús Martín Gaitán
NationalitySpanish
Born22 April 1982 (1982-04-22) (age 39)
Málaga, Spain
Sport
Country Spain
Sport5-a-side football

PersonalEdit

Martín was born on April 22, 1982, in Málaga.[2][3][4] He is completely blind and is a B1 type sportsperson.[2][5][6] He is nicknamed 'El Niño'.[5][6]

In 2005, Martín attended university and studied business.[6] In 2013, he was awarded the bronze Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[7][8][9]

5-a-side footballEdit

In 2005, Martín played in the domestic championship where his team finished first. He repeated the performance in 2006.[4] Playing for ONCE Málaga in 2005, his team were runners up in their league.[6]

National teamEdit

At the Portuguese-hosted 1999 European Championships, Martín's Spanish national team finished first.[4][6] In Spain at the 2000 World Championships, his team finished third .[4][6] In Brazil at the 2002 World Championships, his team finished second.[4] At the British-hosted 2003 European Championships, his team finished first[4] and he was the competition's leading goal scorer.[6] He played 5-a-side football at the 2004 Summer Paralympics. His team finished third after they played Greece and, won 2–0.[2][4][6][10]

At the Spanish-hosted 2005 European Championships, his team finished first.[4] That year, Martín was named by UEFA as the top player on the continent.[6] At the time, he had 46 total caps for Spain.[6] In 2006 at the Argentine-hosted World Championships, his team finished fourth.[4] In 2007, he competed at the European Championships where his team finished first.[4][10] That year, he also competed in the World Championships, where his team finished third.[4] He represented Spain at the 2008 Summer Paralympics where his team finished just out of the medals in fourth place.[4] In 2009, he competed at the European Championships where his team finished third.[4] He represented Spain at the 2010 World Championships, where he was the competition's leading scorer.[11] In 2011, he represented Spain in the Turkey-hosted European Championships. His team was faced Turkey, Russia and Greece in the group stage.[12] He played 5-a-side football at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. In the team's opening game against Great Britain, he scored his team's only goal in a 1–1 draw.[13] His team finished third after they played Argentina and, won 1–0.[2] He scored the team's winning goal against Argentina[5] in a shootout. The game was watched by Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo and President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee.[14] Martín was a member of the national team in 2013 and competed in the European Championships.[15] The team faced Russia, Greece and France in the group stage.[16] His team won their opener against Russia.[17] His team went on to defeat France and finish first in the competition.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralimpiadas - Deportista: Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán". Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Csd.gob.es. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "ANTONIO JESÚS MARTÍN GAITÁN" (PDF) (in Spanish). ONCE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Los 11 de la ONCE" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. 11 November 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán Designado Por La Uefa, Mejor Futbolista Ciego Del Continente | Blog Del Deporte Malagueño — Blog Diariosur.Es" (in Spanish). Blogs.diariosur.es. 25 August 2005. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ "El paralímpico extremeño Enrique Floriano recibe la Medalla de la Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Region Digital. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Michelle Alonso Morales, entre las grandes del deporte espaĂąol" (in Spanish). Diario de Avisos. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ "El recuerdo a María de Villota marca la entrega de Reales Órdenes al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Deportes | Juegos Olímpicos | Estrellas" (in Spanish). elmundo.es. 22 April 1982. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ "España se proclama subcampeona en el Mundial de Fútbol para Ciegos — Fútbol — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Estoesdxt.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  12. ^ "España busca en Turquía recuperar el cetro europeo y la plaza para los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres 2012 :: Deportes :: Fútbol" (in Spanish). Periodista Digital. 16 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  13. ^ "El equipo de fútbol-5 para ciegos empata con Gran Bretańa en su debut" (in Spanish). Paralimpiadaslondres.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  14. ^ "El malagueρo Gaitαn da el bronce a Espaρa en Londres — La Opinión de Málaga" (in Spanish). Laopiniondemalaga.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  15. ^ "España peleará por las medallas en el Europeo para Ciegos" (in Spanish). Spain: Europa Press. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  16. ^ "La selecciĂłn espaĂąola tratarĂĄ de recuperar el cetro continental en el Campeonato de Europa de FĂştbol 5 en categorĂa B1" (in Spanish). dxtadaptado.com. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Servimedia.es. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  18. ^ "DEPORTES: Omar Font logra 4 marcas mínimas para el Mundial de Natación | Noticias ONCE Andalucía" (in Spanish). Onceandalucia.es. 15 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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