José Antonio Expósito

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José Antonio Expósito
Personal information
Born (1978-05-02) May 2, 1978 (age 40)
Águilas, Murcia, Spain
Country Spain
SportTrack and field (T20)

José Antonio Expósito Pineiro (born in Águilas on May 2, 1978) is a Paralympic athlete from Spain.

Personal[change | change source]

He was born on May 2, 1978 in Águilas, Murcia.[1][2] He has an intellectual disability,[3]

Athletics[change | change source]

Antonio competes in T20 (track) and F20 (field) events.[1] He has held the F20 Long Jump world record since 2005.[1] He competed at the 2008 INAS World Indoor Athletics Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia, and finished first in the 60 meters and long jump, and third in the 4x400 meter event.[4] He finished first in the 2010 European championships in the 100 meters and long jump events.[5]

Expósito competed in 2010 INAS European Athletics Championship and finished first in the long jump and 100 meter events.[6] He competed in the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships where he was one of thirty-two athletes from Spain.[5] He competed in the 2011 INAS World Games, and finished second in the 4x100 meter relay with teammates Francisco Santiago, Alberto Palomo and Dionibel Rodríguez Rodríguez.[7]

Expósito has finished first at the Spanish national championships. He competed in the 2012 Spanish national championships held in San Javier.[3] In 2012, he had a Plan ADO €23,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship.[8] He competed in the 2013 World Athletics Championships for people with intellectual disabilities hosted by the Czech Republic. He finished first in the long jump. He injured himself after his final jump.[9][10][11]

Paralympics[change | change source]

Expósito competed at 2000 Summer Paralympics for Spain in the javelin and shot put. He did not finish in the top three in those events. He finished first in the 100 meters and the long jump.[12] He could not compete in the 2004 Summer Paralympics and 2008 Summer Paralympics because cheating at the 2000 Games which included people with intellectual disabilities resulted in people with intellectual disabilities not being allowed to compete in those years. People with intellectual disabilities were allow to compete at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[13] Expósito finished first in the F20 Long Jump event at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "IPC Athletics World Records". International Paralympic Committee.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "SAN JAVIER / Cien deportistas discapacitados compiten en el Campeonato de España de Atletismo Adaptado que se celebra este fin de semana en San Javier" (in (Spanish)). March 15, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  4. "España finaliza cuarta en el Mundial de Atletismo para Discapacitados Intelectuales" (in (Spanish)). Spain: el mundo. March 19, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Los medallistas paralímpicos españoles en Pekín lideran a la selección" (in (Spanish)). Spain: Marca. January 21, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  6. "España regresa con 4 oros, una plata y un bronce del Europeo de Atletismo INAS-FID de Croacia" (in (Spanish)). Spain: Esto es DxT. July 14, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  7. "Solidaridad Digital — España consigue seis medallas en los Global Games para personas con discapacidad intelectual" (in (Spanish)). Spain: October 4, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  8. "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  9. "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros; Expósito, otro" (in (Spanish)). Spain: June 18, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  10. "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros en el Mundial para discapacitados intelectuales" (in (Spanish)). Spain: June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  11. "Dionibel Rodríguez se cuelga dos oros en el Mundial para discapacitados intelectuales" (in (Spanish)). June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  12. Jose Antonio Exposito's profile on
  13. "How the Paralympics is welcoming back intellectually impaired athletes 12 years after cheating scandal". TIME magazine. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.