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Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Chile   
Place of BirthVitacura, CHI
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Student
English, Spanish
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile: Santiago, CHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing in 2014 through the Andes Magico Foundation in Chile.
Why this sport?
He wanted to get involved in sports again following his accident, and initially took up wheelchair tennis. He began skiing after someone gave him the phone number of the Chilean Para alpine skiing national team coach, Carlos Torres. "He told me I had to first learn how to ski and to get a mono-ski. That's when I found the Andes Magico Foundation."
Name of coach
Carlos Torres [national], CHI
Training Regime
He trains with the national team at the La Parva Ski Centre in Chile. He also has training camps of three to four months in Canada, Argentina and the United States of America.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Panorama, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nico (, 13 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in super G at the 2018 World Cup Final in Kimberley, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Torres. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can get everything you want, you only need the will and clear objectives to achieve it." (Facebook profile, 06 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Heroes del Deporte [Sports Heroes] Award in the Para alpine skiing category from the Chilean television network 'La Tercera'. (Facebook page, 05 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2018 Para Alpine Skier of the Year by Chile's Sports Journalists Circle. (, 29 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair tennis at international level. (, 10 Apr 2014)
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 12 Aug 2018)
He has paraplegia as the result of a motorcycle accident in 2012. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018;, 29 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:31.08
  2018 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
9 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:54.62
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:29.74
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Sitting  DNS
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNS
World Cup (World Cup Final)
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:21.93
9 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:17.89
7 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:22.63
11 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting  
  2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
13 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting  
14 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:29.74
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNS