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Alex Rivera

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Residence
Avon, CO, USA
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding at age three. "I learned how to snowboard before I could ride a bike."
Why this sport?
Snowboarding was his favourite sport prior to his accident, and he wanted to return after recovering.
Club / Team
Adaptive Action Sports: Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Name of coach
Daniel Gale [club], USA; Bryant Boucher [club], USA

General interest

Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Jamie Anderson. (therepublic.com, 02 Jan 2019)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated as a result of a boating accident in 2009 on Lake Monroe in Bloomington, IN, United States of America. (therepublic.com, 02 Jan 2019)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
After graduating from high school in 2018, he hopes to move to Colorado and start university in 2019. "I am a 2018 graduate from Culver Military Academy in my home state of Indiana. My ambitions are to spend a year in Colorado training to become a Paralympic snowboarder and start working toward a degree in biomedical engineering the following year [2019]." (gofundme.com, 29 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-27 13
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-30 11