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EGEA Urko
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthSan Sebastián, ESP
Height1.92 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB 4
Further Personal Information
Residence
San Sebastián, ESP
Occupation
Finance
Languages
Basque, English
Higher education
University of Deusto: San Sebastián, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four and took up para-snowboarding at age 16 in Astun, Spain.
Why this sport?
He had always loved being in the mountains and snowboarding was his favourite sport. Inspired by other athletes with an impairment who were competing in winter sports, he took up para-snowboarding.
Name of coach
Albert Mallol [national], ESP
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Orcičres, FRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2013 United States of America Snowboard Association [USASA] National Championships in Copper Mountain, CO, United States. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Paralympic runner Mikel Garmendia. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Learn, improve and especially enjoy." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
His lower right leg was amputated following a motorbike accident in 2006. (marca.com, 30 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
13 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:43.59
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
17 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:06.49
WSF World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
23 2011/2012 Snowboardcross - Standing