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Augusto Jose Perez

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Brenda, twin children Ainoa and Iker
Residence
Syracuse, NY, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Education, Language Studies - Spanish - Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011.
Why this sport?
"The sport gives me freedom from not having to think about my concerns."
Club / Team
Central Cross-Country Ski Team [CXC Skiing]: United States
Name of coach
Yuri Kaminsky [club]; John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA
Handedness
Right

General interest

Nicknames
Goose (foxnews.com, 23 Jan 2014)
Hobbies
Shooting, football, table tennis, canoeing, sailing. (teamusa.org, 11 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
At the 2007 World Curling Championships he was the recipient of the Sportmanship Award. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He competed in curling at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He also won a silver medal at the 2008 World Outrigger Canoeing Championships. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of surviving four bouts of cancer, in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2011/12. (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010; blog.syracuse.com, 25 Jan 2013)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2008 he became the first wheelchair athlete to be named US Curling Male Athlete of the Year by the United States Curling Association. (foxnews.com, 23 Jan 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 17
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 19
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 9
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-24 17
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Race 1 2015-01-27 17
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-28 19
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Race 1 2015-01-31 17