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ROBLEDO Pablo Javier
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthRío Tercero, ARG
Height1.80 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
San Martín, ARG
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Tecnico Agronomo: Neuquén, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, United States.
Why this sport?
He loves the mountains, and found that he had good endurance.
Club / Team
Chapelco Ski School for the Adapted: San Martín, ARG
Name of coach
Claudia Vega Olmos [club], ARG, from 2012; Marcelo Campanaro [personal], ARG, from 2012;
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports, rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking. (virginiaelizalde.com, 29 Jan 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian basketball player Manu Ginobili, US basketball player Michael Jordan, Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna, Swiss mountain biker Nino Schurter, Italian adventurer Reinhold Messner, and Spanish multi-sport athlete Kilian Jornet Burgada. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I had to make a choice - to be in a good mood and enjoy it, or to be miserable for life. I chose the first option." (virginiaelizalde.com, 29 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a special achievement award from the city council of San Martin, Argentina, for his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (lacardigital.com.ar, 24 Apr 2014)

He was chosen as Argentina's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
Before his accident he played basketball at provincial level in Argentina. (rusiahoy.com, 07 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He lost his right leg in 1991 in a motorbike accident. He was travelling on a scooter with his friend when a car hit them and they were thrown into a gutter at the side of the road. "First thing they did was call my mother and ask her for permission to amputate my leg. The leg was in a pretty bad state and it had been in contact with dirty water from the gutter, and that's what happened. They tried to save the leg during the following week, but they couldn't." (virginiaelizalde.com, 29 Jan 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a para-ski instructor at the Chapelco Ski Resort in San Martin de los Andes, Argentina. (Facebook profile, 17 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
12 2014 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:05:24.2 
20 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:20.61
23 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 28:17.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
22 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
15 2012/2013 20km - Standing 1:06:38.0
15 2012/2013 10km - Standing 31:50.5