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MIGUELES Jorge
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Chile   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthSantiago, CHI
Height1.75 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - Santo Tomas University: Santiago, CHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at the La Parva ski resort in Santiago, Chile.
Why this sport?
He likes the sport because of the sense of adrenaline, excitement and danger.
Name of coach
Carlos Toton Torres [national], CHI
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Chile
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Turin, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Koke (paralimpico.cl, 22 Jan 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the 2012 Half Ironman triathlon in Iquique, Chile. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Toton Torres. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
US cyclist Lance Armstrong. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy it." (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Chile's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He also does triathlons and competed in the 2012 Half Ironman race in Iquique, Chile. (trichile.cl, 16 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralimpico.cl, 22 Jan 2015)
Impairment
In 1996 at age eight, he was hit by a bus when he was travelling home from school, which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (columbiachile.cl, 27 Aug 2013; Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In December 2012 his bronze medal in the giant slalom at the Nor-Am Cup in New Hampshire, United States, was Chile's first international para-skiing medal. (cooperativa.cl, 17 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2006 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
43 2006 Slalom - Standing 2:31.84
  2010 Slalom - Standing  DSQ
38 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 3:34.98
25 2014 Slalom - Standing 2:05.40
20 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:48.80
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS
  2015/2016 Slalom - Standing  DNS