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The Tokyo dream recommences with the Paralympics

Twelve athletes and two doctors linked to the UCAM make up the Spanish team competing in Japan from 24 August to 5 September

Tokyo reignites its flame organising the Paralympic Games. An important part of the Spanish team will be formed by members of the Catholic University of Murcia. In total there will be fourteen participants (twelve athletes and two doctors).   

The sport with the greatest UCAM presence will be wheelchair basketball as the Spanish National Team has five players from UCAM Murcia BSR in its ranks: Sonia Ruiz, Vicky Alonso, Isabel López, Lourdes Ortega and Beatriz Zudaire. In addition, Patricia Núñez, a student of the Master's Degree in Sports Traumatology, will be with the men's team as a physician. 

In swimming, there will also be an important representation from the Catholic University with Teresa Perales, who is looking to increase her collection of 26 Paralympic medals; Sarai Gascón, José Antonio Marí and David Levecq. In athletics, Gerard Descarrega will try to repeat his Rio 2016 gold medal with his guide Guillermo Rojo. Also, in table tennis, José Manuel Ruiz, who was Spain's flag bearer at the previous Games, also wants to add a new Paralympic medal to the five he already has. In addition, Dr Tomás Fernández, head of the Sports Medicine and Traumatology Service at the CEMTRO Clinic and professor of the Master's Degree in Sports Traumatology, will be the Spanish delegation's chief physician.