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Andrew Haraghey

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW1

Further personal information

Residence
Enfield, CT, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Chemistry - Westminster College: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing at age seven, and began racing in about 2010.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
United States
Location
Aspen, CO, USA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (journalinquirer.com, 12 Jul 2018)
Hero / Idol
American football player Tom Brady. (IPC, 05 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In October 2020 he sustained a fracture to his right leg. (teamusa.org, 12 Nov 2020; Instagram profile, 29 Oct 2020)

In the early part of 2016 he broke the femur bone in his leg at a World Cup event. (IPC, 05 Feb 2018; Facebook profile, 18 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something." (discovernac.org, 18 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the North Atlantic Conference [NAC] Sportsmanship Award for his contribution to Para alpine skiing. (discovernac.org, 18 Mar 2018)

In 2014 he received the Bob Casey Courage Award from the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance in the United States of America. (ctsportswriters.com, 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (journalinquirer.com, 12 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He contracted viral encephalitis [inflammation of the brain] at age six months, which resulted in cerebral palsy. He has severe muscle tension from the waist down. (IPC, 05 Feb 2018; courant.com, 12 Aug 2014)
Other information
BOOK
His mother Sheryl wrote and illustrated a children's book based on his life titled 'Andrew Can Ski, Even with C.P.', which was published in July 2014. (masslive.com, 06 Dec 2014; amazon.com, 01 Jul 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 18
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 24
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 20
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 12
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 19