Antonio Martin Gaitan (Q5011)

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a Spanish para-sportsperson
  • Antonio Martin
  • Antonio Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Martín Gaitan
  • Antonio Jesus Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Jesus Gaitan
  • Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Jesus Martin Gaitan
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Antonio Martin Gaitan
a Spanish para-sportsperson
  • Antonio Martin
  • Antonio Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Martín Gaitan
  • Antonio Jesus Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Jesus Gaitan
  • Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán
  • Antonio Jesus Martin Gaitan

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Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán was around people having a lot of fun playing football as an 10 year old. He wanted to play so approached ONCE Malaga when he was 11 years old. They told him he was not old enough to play. He asked again the next year. They said the same thing. He bipassed ONCE and asked the coach directly, and he let Martín practice and play with the club.
2006
They met Brazil in the semi-finals, where they lost. Spain then met Paraguay in the bronze medal match, where they lost. Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán was part of the team, and said it was one of the most unprepated Spanish teams he was part of at the World Championships.(2E/2E)
2000
Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán scored his first World Championship goal in that game, putting Spain up 1 - 0. The team's last game was South Korea. Spain then lost the semifinal to Brazil on penalty kicks after finishing regular time 2 - 2. (2D/3D)
January 2018
Starting in January, the Spanish team basically had training camp for a week, then a week off, then back for another week of training camp. The team based their training in Madrid. The team really worked on building up their physical form, so they had the endurance and strength to last for the competition.
2000
Spain then played Greece for bronze, winning 2 - 0. Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán made his World Championships debut in this competition after being the last player called up to play for the squad.(3D/3D)
June 2018
When Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán represented Spain at the 2018 IBSA Blind Football World Championships, he was making his sixth appearance at the competition.
2000
Spain played in the 2000 IBSA Blind Football World Championships, played at home in Jerez de la Frontera. Spain opened the tournament with a 2 - 1 loss to Argentina. Their second match was a 2 - 1 win against Paraguay. (1D/3D)
June 2018
Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán was informed of his first call up to the Spanish blind football national team after the 16-year-old had just helped ONCE Malaga win a club national championship.
2002
Spain qualified for the 2002 IBSA Blind Football World Championships final after beating Brazil in the semi-final. This was a team that Spain saw as the most difficult they would meet in the competition. The game mentally and physically drained the team, leaving them nothing in the tank for the final held the next day.
2006
The 2006 IBSA Blind Football World Championships were one of the few Spain participated in where they did not make the podium, finishing fourth overall. They opened with ties against Argentina and England. They then beat South Korea. (1E/2E)
2010
In 2010, he finished a Business studies and an Administration and Finance module at university.
June 2018
Antonio Jesús Martín Gaitán got his first call up to the Spanish blind football national team as a 16-year-old only a week before the start of the IBSA European Blind Football Championships. He was named to the squad after a member of the team could not make it because of work.
March 2018
In March 2018, Turkey hosted the 1st Blind Football Istanbul Cup. Five teams participated, including Turkey, Spain, Russia, Morocco and Italy. It was the first ranking event of the year.