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PUERTAS Aitor
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthOiartzun, ESP
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Languages
Basque, English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para snowboarding in 2013 in Park City, UT, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"It was the only sport that I liked before my accident, in which I was actually able to become better at after my amputation."
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Travis Thiele. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
US Para snowboarder Dan Monzo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Improve a little each day." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His leg was amputated due to a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
  2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  DNF
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
30 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:47.04