Javier Ochoa Palacios

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Otxoa in 2009

Javier Ochoa Palacios (born August 30, 1974 in Vizcaya – August 24, 2018, Alhaurín de la Torre) was a cyclist from Spain. He was a race car driver before being run over by a car. After being run over by a car, he decided to be a cyclist all the time. He has a disability: He has cerebral palsy and is a C3 type cyclist. He competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in cycling. He was the number 1 racer to finish in the Combined Road race. He was the number 2 cyclist in the Individual Pursuit track race. He competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in cycling. He was the number 1 racer to finish in the Road Trial race. He was the number 2 cyclist in the road race.[1]

Otxoa won two gold medals and two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

Otxoa died on 24 August 2018 in Alhaurín de la Torre, Spain from sepsis at the age of 43.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. Muere el exciclista y medallista paralímpico Javier Otxoa (Spanish)