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Jorge Migueles

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - Santo Tomas University: Santiago, CHI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at the La Parva ski resort in Santiago, Chile.
Why this sport?
He likes the sport because of the sense of adrenaline, excitement and danger.
Name of coach
Carlos Toton Torres [national], CHI

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Chile
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Turin, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Koke (paralimpico.cl, 22 Jan 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the 2012 Half Ironman triathlon in Iquique, Chile. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Toton Torres. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
US cyclist Lance Armstrong. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy it." (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Chile's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He also does triathlons and competed in the 2012 Half Ironman race in Iquique, Chile. (trichile.cl, 16 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralimpico.cl, 22 Jan 2015)
Impairment
In 1996 at age eight, he was hit by a bus when he was travelling home from school, which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (columbiachile.cl, 27 Aug 2013; Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In December 2012 his bronze medal in the giant slalom at the Nor-Am Cup in New Hampshire, United States, was Chile's first international para-skiing medal. (cooperativa.cl, 17 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 43
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 38
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 25
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 20