Simón Cruz Mondejar

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Simón Cruz

Personal information
Full name: Simón Cruz Mondejar
Type of disability (class): SL3
Nationality: SpainSpain Spain
Birthday: April 23, 1976
Society: Club BadFlay
last change: 2020-02-14

Simón Cruz Mondejar (born April 23, 1976 ) is a Spanish badminton player . He is left above the knee amputee and starts in Parabadminton in the main class SL3 in singles and doubles.

Athletic career

Simón Cruz suffered such severe leg injuries in a work accident in 1999 that his left leg had to be amputated above the knee. After his accident, he first started swimming, but later came to parabadminton and first took part in a Badminton World Cup for the disabled in Bangkok in 2007 . In 2008 Cruz won bronze at the European Badminton Championships for the disabled in Dortmund . Two years later in Filzbach , Switzerland , he won silver in doubles and again bronze in singles. At the 2011 World Cup in Guatemala City , Cruz reached the final, in which he was defeated by the South Korean Chang-Man Kim . In 2012 at the European Championships in Dortmund he won bronze in singles. In 2014 in Murcia he won gold in doubles with Jan-Niklas Pott and silver in singles against Daniel Bethell . At the 2016 European Championship in Beek , the Netherlands , he won silver in doubles with Marcel Adam .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Simón Cruz: “Mi accidente me enseñó a valorar la vida. No cambiaría nada ”. In: Retrieved December 16, 2018 (Spanish).
  2. Your sport statistics, one place. In: Accessed February 16, 2020 .
  3. ^ Isabel Pacheco: Simón Cruz: "El bádminton me cambió la vida". In: La Razón . October 22, 2018, Retrieved December 16, 2018 (Spanish).