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Oscar Antonio Espallargas Juarez

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
After his accident he took up tennis, which he played for four years. He also took part in Para cycling and swimming, until 2005 when he tried skiing. He loved it so much that, one week later, he bought his first sit-ski.
Why this sport?
His hometown of Alcaniz, Spain, is a long way from the slopes but he used to go on trips with friends to ski areas. He saw that he had a talent for the sport and decided he would like to get more involved.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Spain

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"One can always take something positive from adversity." (bajoaragondigital, 25 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He had an accident in May 2001 while on an endurance motorbike. He fractured two vertebrae and lost mobility in his legs. (lacomarca.tv, 26 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-20 18
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 26
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 8
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 14
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 13