About me, the athlete

Joan - Tennis Taula i Bàsquet

Since I was a child, I’ve practiced all kind of sports. Of all, basketball is my favourite -kind of ironic, isn’t it- and I played it in competitions for three years with my primary school’s team. Afterwards, I did swimming competitively for 8 years and, finally, I got to table tennis once I was seventeen up until now. In the meantime, I’ve combined these sports with others, such as, badminton, volleyball -during high school-, paddle or handcycling.

Nevertheless, at table tennis is where I got better results. I trained for two years at a High Performance Center, competed at several Spanish National Championships for disabled people, where I’ve won medals both in singles and teams, and I was part of the Catalan and the Spanish National Teams at international opens. My biggest accomplishment, aside from playing for years in leagues with people without disabilities, has been being double world champion at the World Dwarf Games, in Michigan 2013 and Guelph 2017.

Also, in 2013, I received the Award to the Best Athlete of Sant Cugat thanks to my results at the World Dwarf Games and to my sporting career path. You can watch me playing and see my list of awards at the Table Tennis section.

Aside from table tennis and the World Dwarf Games, my latest achievement has been completing the Berlin Marathon on a handbike in 2016 and becoming the shortest person ever to reach the finishing line.