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ALONSO Augusto
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para cross-country
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthMendoza, ARG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mendoza, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
International Business - Universidad del Aconcagua [UDA]: Mendoza, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at a ski resort in Portillo, Chile.
Why this sport?
He was invited to try the sport through Hospital Notti in Mendoza, Argentina. After the trip to Chile, he continued skiing at Valle de Las Lenas, Argentina, where he was spotted and invited to try out for the national team.
Club / Team
Las Lenas Ski Club: Argentina
Name of coach
Christian Alias [national]
Coach from which country?
Argentina
Training Regime
He incorporates soccer, swimming and going to the gym into his regime.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His father. (comede.com.ar, 09 Jun 2013)
Other sports
He has represented Argentina at amputee football. (comede.com.ar, 09 Jun 2013)
Famous relatives
His father Marcelo was a rower for Mendoza Regatta Club. (comede.com.ar, 09 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
He hopes to represent Argentina at an international para-skiing tournament. (comede.com.ar, 09 Jun 2013)
Impairment
At age 10 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. "It was arranged for me to have six sessions of chemotherapy, but by the third session I was told it was best to amputate because it had already spread to the soft areas of the knee." (comede.com.ar, 09 Jun 2013)
Other information
INTERNET SENSATION
A goal he scored while representing Argentina at amputee football has been viewed over 600,000 times on the social media channel YouTube. (afootballreport.com, 13 Jun 2013; YouTube, 29 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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