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Audrey Pascual Seco

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
San Sebastián de los Reyes, ESP
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 2015.
Why this sport?
As a child she was initially involved in swimming and horse riding, but was inspired to take up skiiing by her cousins. "I wanted to do the same as them, and asked my mother to look for somewhere I could ski. She found the Tambien Foundation, which gave us all we needed to get started in the sport. I loved it because I could feel the speed and I could go downhill all by myself."
Club / Team
Fundacion Tambien Competicion Esqui y Snowboard Adaptado: Spain
Training Regime
She trains at the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain for two weeks every month. While in Sierra Nevada she trains on the slopes four hours a day and two hours at the gym. She does physical training and swimming at home for the remainder of the month.

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, handcycling, surfing. (dxtadaptado.com, 05 Oct 2020)
Hero / Idol
Spanish alpine skier Juan del Campo, Dutch Para alpine skier Jeroen Kampschreur. (dxtadaptado.com, 05 Oct 2020; IPC, 07 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She sings while going down the slopes at competitions. "While I follow the rhythm of the music I feel the speed." (cuatro.com, 13 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Limits are set by myself, not by others." (telemadrid.es, 25 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she was named Newcomer of the Year by Spanish Para sports news website DXT Adaptado. (cartv.es, 03 Feb 2020)

In 2019 she was named Best Female Athlete of the Year by the municipality of San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain. (cadenaser.com, 20 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has represented Spain in Para surfing, including at the 2020 World Championship in La Jolla, CA, United States of America. (magicseaweed.com, 16 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal in alpine skiing at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, and to win a medal at the Para surfing world championships. (marca.com, 24 Mar 2021)
Impairment
She was born with bilateral tibial agenesis [missing her tibia in both legs], and was amputated above the knees as a result. She underwent seven operations between birth and age 10. (telemadrid.es, 10 Jan 2020; dxtadaptado.com, 05 Oct 2020)
Other information
PARA SURFING
She competed at the 2020 World Para Surfing Championship in La Jolla, CA, United States of America, shortly after taking up the sport seriously. "I did pretty well and had a fantastic time. I didn't know I liked surfing that much until this competition. Before, I had only practised it for a weekend and I did well. I'd like to continue improving in order to take part in another world championship." (dxtadaptado.com, 05 Oct 2020)