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Nicolas Bisquertt Hudson

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-2

Further personal information

Residence
Chile
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile: Santiago, CHI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing in 2014 through the Andes Magico Foundation in Chile.
Why this sport?
He wanted to get involved in sports again following his accident, and initially took up wheelchair tennis. He began skiing after someone gave him the phone number of the Chilean Para alpine skiing national team coach, Carlos Torres. "He told me I had to first learn how to ski and to get a mono-ski. That's when I found the Andes Magico Foundation. [With them] I learnt how to ski in an independent way. When I got a mono-ski I told Torres, and he invited me to come and start training with him. That's how I began my career in this sport at just age 17."
Name of coach
Carlos Torres [national], CHI
Training Regime
He trains with the national team at the La Parva Ski Centre in Chile.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Chile
Location
Panorama, BC, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Nico (eldefinido.cl, 13 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in super G at the 2018 World Cup Final in Kimberley, BC, Canada, and finishing ninth in sitting slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; paralimpico.cl, 09 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Torres. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can get everything you want, you only need the will and clear objectives to achieve it." (Facebook profile, 06 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Heroes del Deporte [Sports Heroes] Award in the Para alpine skiing category from the Chilean television network 'La Tercera'. (Facebook page, 05 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2018 Para Alpine Skier of the Year by the Circle of Sports Journalists of Chile [CPD]. (alairelibre.cl, 29 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair tennis at international level. (itftennis.com, 10 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (cnnchile.com, 12 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a motorcycle accident in 2012. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; publimetro.cl, 29 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 13
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 14
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 9999