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SEGUEL Diego
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para athletics
NPC Chile   
GenderMen
Age35
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chile
Occupation
Athlete, Graphical Design
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Design - Catholic University of Chile: Santiago, CHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2004. After practising the sport for 10 years he decided to start competing.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Chilean Paralympian Tomas del Villar. "I always liked action sports and skiing makes me feel free, more than any other sport."
Name of coach
Carlos Torres [national]
Training Regime
He trains at the La Parva Ski Centre in Chile.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Chile
Location
Rinn, AUT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Serving as flag bearer for Chile at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (elmostrador.cl, 23 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Torres. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Passion plus persistence equals possibility." (Facebook page, 23 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Chile at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level in Chile. (ccu.cl, 09 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (Radio Hoy Facebook page, 08 May 2018)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of snowboarding accident in 2002. (Facebook page, 23 Nov 2018; Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup (World Cup Final) - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
17 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:32.77
16 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:28.54
16 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:34.91
  2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting  DNF