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Andorra: 6 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

The small country in the Pyrenees will make its third appearance at a Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. 05 Feb 2014
Paquita Ramirez Capitan of Andorra competes in the Women's Visually Impaired Slalom during Day 3 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics at Whistler Creekside on March 14, 2010 in Whistler, Canada

Paquita Ramirez Capitan of Andorra competed in the women's slalom visually impaired at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics

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• Andorra first competed at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2002, where Xavier Barios and Miguel Llongueras competed in men’s slalom and giant slalom sitting events.

• At the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, Andorra also sent two athletes: Barios and visually impaired skier Francesca Ramirez.

• Andorra recorded a top-10 finish at the last Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, as Paquita Ramirez Capitan finished ninth in the women’s giant slalom visually impaired event.

• Andorra has never won a medal at either the Paralympic Winter Games or the Olympic Winter Games.

• Alpine skiing is the only winter sport Andorra has competed in at the Paralympics.

• The only other sport it has entered is swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where swimmer Antonio Sanchez Francisco finished in the top 15 in two events.


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