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FINA Astrid
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthBarcelona, ESP
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 in Baqueira, Spain. She began competing in Para snowboard during the 2012/13 season.
Why this sport?
Her friend and Spanish snowboarder Kiko Caballero invited her to try the sport. She enjoyed being in the snow.
Name of coach
Albert Mallol [national], ESP
Training Regime
She trains up to eight hours a day at the Technical Training Centre in the Aran Valley in Spain. She also trains in Italy, Switzerland and France.
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Slovenia
General Interest
Hobbies
Skateboarding, mountain biking, paddle surfing. (mundodeportivo.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal and being Spain's flag bearer at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (elpais.com, 12 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Albert Mallol, friend Kiko Caballero. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2014; Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Spanish snowboarder Kiko Caballero, US actor Brad Pitt. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013; mundodeportivo.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Injuries
She dislocated her right elbow in a crash while training at the 2019 World Championships in Pyha, Finland. The injury prevented her from taking part at the championships. (mundodeportivo.com, 30 Mar 2019)

She underwent elbow surgery after the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. It was a long-term injury related to the motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in her impairment. She returned to competition within a month. (marca.com, 29 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have no limits. Snowboard makes me fly and feel free." (elmundo.es, 22 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named flag bearer for Spain at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Milestones
She became the first Spanish athlete to win a medal in snowboarding at the Paralympic Winter Games when she won bronze in the SB-LL2 snowboard cross at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (elmundo.es, 12 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 03 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Pyha, Finland. (marca.com, 29 Nov 2018)
Impairment
In May 2009 she seriously injured her right foot in a motorcycle accident in Valencia, Spain. She had nearly three years of operations to try and save it, but eventually a bacterial infection led to it being amputated. (Facebook page, 08 Nov 2016; ui1.es, 02 Aug 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2014)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
Prior to her accident she worked as a jewellery saleswoman. (ui1.es, 02 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
5 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:51.49
5 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:26.68
3 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:00.25
  2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  DNS
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:48.82
3 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
6 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:07.11
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
6 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
5 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:10.49
4 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
2 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:23.34
3 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:40.15