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MARTINEZ MUNIZ Raquel
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Spain
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Computer Engineering - University of Leon: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at age five. She began competing in 2013.
Why this sport?
"If I walk down the street I feel different but when I ski I can keep up with other people."
Training Regime
During the season she trains six days a week at the Paralympic Snow Sports Specialised Centre [CDIA] in Baqueira Beret, Spain. During the off-season she trains at the High Performance Centre [CEARD] in Leon, Spain.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Fitness coach Ricardo Alcalde. (cadenaser.com, 26 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (diariodeleon.es, 27 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy, which affects her arms and legs. She also required surgery in 2005 and 2007 because of a congenital hip dislocation. (diariodeleon.es, 03 Dec 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She and her siblings own Tobaventura, a tourism company that organises outdoor activities such as trekking and rafting in Posada de Valdeon, Spain. She runs the administration side of the business. (cadenaser.com, 26 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Cup (La Molina)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:43.86
7 2018/2019 Slalom - Standing 2:43.60
8 2018/2019 Slalom - Standing 2:45.48