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Carlos Javier Codina Thomatis

Alpine Skiing | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Karla
Residence
San Carlos de Bariloche, ARG
Occupation
Education Professional
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age five, and took up snowboarding at age 14 in Spain.
Why this sport?
His family had a passion for snow sports.

General interest

Nicknames
El Abuelito [Little Grandfather] (Vivir sin Limites YouTube channel, 04 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing eighth in the SB-LL2 snowboard cross event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Vivir sin Limites YouTube channel, 04 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Injuries
In March 2017 he crashed while competing in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. He fractured his ribs and suffered a lung injury that required him to undergo surgery and he spent 20 days in hospital. He returned to competition in June 2017. (fasa.org.ar, 23 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He competed in alpine skiing and snowboard at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He seriously injured his left leg after being involved in a motorcycle accident at age 33. "From the knee down, everything was rebuilt, I have not sensitivity. I was reborn after the accident. I have 16 nails in my hip, four damaged ribs and another nail in my leg." (db.ipc-services.org, 01 Mar 2016; polideportivonews.com.ar, 06 Mar 2014; mundodeportivo.com, 12 Mar 2018)
Other information
REPRESENTING ARGENTINA
He was born in Barcelona, Spain, but chose to represent Argentina at international level due to his family originating from there. "I was born in Barcelona, but after a week I was in Mendoza [Argentina]. Then, when I was five, after my father got a job in a hospital we returned to Spain and stayed there. That is why I am Catalan and Argentinian. I spent many years outside [Argentina] but I always remember the 1978 [football] World Cup, Mendoza, family and friends. From childhood I always felt Argentinian and I love to represent the great country of my family." (polideportivonews.com.ar, 06 Mar 2014; mundodeportivo.com, 12 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 26
Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 25
2015 IPCAS Para Snowboard World Championships La Molina (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2015-02-24 4
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2015-02-28 5
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-04 14
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-07 13
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-12 8
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-16 13