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PLANTEY Enrique
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthNeuquén, ARG
Height1.68 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Neuquén, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Government Official
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16 in San Martin de los Andes, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He was approached by the chief of the Argentinian Para alpine skiing team, who invited him to take part in a sport clinic. "I fell in love with the mountain environment, the speed and the feeling of independence."
Club / Team
Club Lacar: San Martín de los Andes, ARG
Name of coach
Martin Carnaghi [national], ARG
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Copper Mountain, CO, USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, rowing. (lanacion.com.ar, 13 Sep 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second at a European Cup event, and winning his first international medal at a competition in Pra Loup, France. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, his partner, his coach and his physiotherapist. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Ariel Ortega. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Honour a life." (lanacion.com.ar, 13 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Argentina's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

In 2017 he received an acknowledgement from the Association for the Fight against Infantile Paralysis [ALPI] in Argentina in recognition of being a role model for people with an impairment. (clarin.com, 01 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To finish in the top eight at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (clarin.com, 01 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 12, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; lanacion.com.ar, 13 Sep 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He and a partner founded a company that produces a metallic complement that can be adapted to a wheelchair to transform it into a tricycle. It works with a pedal and chain system that can be operated by hand. (clarin.com, 01 Jun 2017; bienal.alpi.org.ar, 01 Jun 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
19 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:05.65
  2018 Super-G - Sitting  DSQ
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
11 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:59.11
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:28.08
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DSQ
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
15 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:47.36