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DRUGAN Ravi
Sport Freestyle Skiing, Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthEugene, OR, USA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Eugene, OR, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 2009 with his father at Hoodoo Ski Area in Oregon, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He initially raced autocross with the Emerald Empire Sports Club in Eugene, OR, United States of America. He had no sport to compete in during the winter months though, which led him to take up Para skiing through the Oregon Adaptive Sports programme following his parents' advice. "Without skiing, I'd be pretty lost. I used to skateboard every day. So to all of a sudden wake up and [realise] you can't do everything you used to do, you have to relearn stuff. Skiing gave me all that back, mobility, and I get to go ride in the park and hit rails and jumps. I'm almost more able-bodied on the mountain on my [mono] ski."
Club / Team
Oregon Adaptive Sports: Bend, OR, USA
Coach from which country?
United States
General Interest
Hobbies
Skiing, autocross, camping. (Facebook page, 17 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, United States of America. (king5.com, 04 Jan 2017)
Hero / Idol
US freestyle skier Glen Plake, US skier Seth Morrison. (ravidrugan.wordpress.com, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's all about days and hours on the snow. The more days, the better you'll be. Try to push yourself every day and do something new every day. Ski hard and ski fast and take some chances. It's just being able to get out there and realise that you can still do fun things. When I was younger I always wanted to be a pro skateboarder. Now I'm an X Games athlete, which is kind of what I wished for. So I'm like, well, shoot, I guess I've kind of got a good life here, right? (bendbulletin.com, 08 Feb 2015)
Other sports
He won a number of trophies in autocross before he took up para-skiing in 2009. (ravidrugan.wordpress.com, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
He was hit by a train in 2004, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated above the knee. (dopemagazine.com, 01 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
WSF World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011/2012 Snowboardcross - Sitting  
World Cup (Veysonnaz) - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting 1:14.39
13 2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting 1:17.04
9 2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.68
12 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:26.11
16 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:19.04
9 2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting 1:46.23
9 2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting 1:44.81
7 2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting 1:48.83
13 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:17.11
10 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:21.27
10 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:34.44
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
11 2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting