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PEREZ Augusto Jose
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Wheelchair Curling
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthMadrid, ESP
Height1.70 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Brenda, twin children Ainoa and Iker
Residence
Syracuse, NY, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Education, Language Studies - Spanish - Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011.
Why this sport?
"The sport gives me freedom from not having to think about my concerns."
Club / Team
Central Cross-Country Ski Team [CXC Skiing]: United States
Name of coach
Yuri Kaminsky [club]; John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Goose (foxnews.com, 23 Jan 2014)
Hobbies
Shooting, football, table tennis, canoeing, sailing. (teamusa.org, 11 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
At the 2007 World Curling Championships he was the recipient of the Sportmanship Award. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He competed in curling at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He also won a silver medal at the 2008 World Outrigger Canoeing Championships. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of surviving four bouts of cancer, in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2011/12. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010; blog.syracuse.com, 25 Jan 2013)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2008 he became the first wheelchair athlete to be named US Curling Male Athlete of the Year by the United States Curling Association. (foxnews.com, 23 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Curling
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 Team  
4 2010 Team  
World Championship - Wheelchair Curling
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006/2007 Team  
3 2007/2008 Team  
4 2008/2009 Team  
7 2010/2011 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
19 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 48:40.9
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
17 2014 15km - Sitting 51:24.2
9 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 29:58.3
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
17 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 28:12.0
17 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Sitting 52:05.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
19 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
17 2014/2015 10km - Sitting 36:35.2