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SOTO UGALDE Julio Andres
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Chile   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthCarelmapu, CHI
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Karen Galindo
Residence
Chile
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Surgeon
Languages
English, German, Spanish
Higher education
Medicine - Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception: Chile
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He began skiing as part of his rehabilitation. He likes the freedom and the adrenaline he experiences while skiing at high speed.
Name of coach
Carlos Torres [national], CHI
Training Regime
He trains with the national team at the La Parva Ski Centre in Chile.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Chile
Location
Panorama, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Julito (biobiochile.cl, 09 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook profile, 07 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Torres. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I beat cancer, I can beat anything." (t13.cl, 01 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Chile at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 18 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (Radio Hoy Facebook page, 08 May 2018)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age nine due to a form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; biobiochile.cl, 14 Jan 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a surgeon at a clinic in La Parva, Chile. (Facebook profile, 20 Dec 2018; TVN YouTube channel, 30 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
28 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:53.75
  2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF