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Andre Cintra

Alpine Skiing | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He tried the sport a few times on his own after being encouraged by his friends, but did not begin training seriously until August 2012.
Why this sport?
He was competing in Para athletics and also did wakeboarding and other 'extreme' board sports when the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation noticed him. They thought he had good athletic capabilities and board skills, so they invited him to compete in the newly added Para snowboarding category at the national championships in 2012.
Name of coach
Ryan Rausch [personal], CAN, from 2017

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Chile

General interest

Hobbies
Kite surfing, paddle surfing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, rafting. (globo.com, 02 Feb 2017; Instagram profile, 19 Jun 2017; bol.uol.com.br, 26 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The mind commands and the body obeys." (meetmundi.com, 26 Sep 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Best Para Snowboarder of the Year by the Brazilian Winter Sports Confederation [CBDN]. (globoesporte.globo.com, 04 Jun 2018)

He was Brazil's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Impairment
At age 17 he was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. (cpb.org.br, 29 Jan 2013; espn.com.br, 18 Oct 2012; Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRSTS
He won Brazil's first ever Para snowboard World Cup medal by winning bronze in 2015 in Aspen, CO, United States. He also became the first Brazilian athlete to qualify for a Paralympic Winter Games, after securing his place at the 2014 Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 14 Jan 2015; cbdn.org.br, 19 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 28
2015 IPCAS Para Snowboard World Championships La Molina (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-24 7
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-28 7
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-12 10
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-16 10