Fremont, Calif. – Adrian Zamora, stationary engineer at Washington Hospital, has
brought home a gold medal from the World Cup of Table Soccer (Foosball).
Adrian was part of the U.S. National Table Soccer Team that travelled
to Nantes, France to compete recently in a tournament against 30 countries
from around the world. The U.S. team cruised through a preliminary round
and then went on to beat four European teams in the elimination round
to win the title.
“I had a great time and it was quite a thrill to win the championship,”
Zomora says. “I felt really good when I was playing and I only became
nervous when I was rooting on my teammates.”
Zomora played in several singles and doubles matches during the tournament
and he scored the winning goal in the gold medal match against the Netherlands.
He also officiated several matches during the tournament.
Zomora has been a world-class table soccer player for several years and
he was one of nine players selected to play for the U.S. team. He travels
two or three times a year to play in competitive tournaments.
“I started playing when I was 12 years old and I really love it,”
says Zamora. “I’ve been playing competitively since the early
1980s and I’ve been playing internationally for more than four years.”
Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital;
the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center;
Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center;
Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization
Laboratory; Washington Center for Joint Replacement; the Institute for
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex
which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center
and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities.