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Puriya Khaliltash

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Residence
Tehran, IRI
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Persian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016 at a ski resort in Dizin, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
He was involved in skateboarding before his accident. "After I lost my hand in the accident, I realised I could compete in Paralympic competitions. Switching from skateboarding to snowboard, I didn't have any problems."
Name of coach
Seyed Mosayeb Seid [national]; Mehdi Sulghani [national]; Seyed Elahe Hosseini [national]

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Iran

General interest

Hobbies
Wakeboarding, surfing. (paralympic.org, 10 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Iranian Ski Federation official Eisa Saveh Shemshaki. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Shaun White. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Milestones
He and teammate Hossein Solghani became the first two male snowboarders representing the Islamic Republic of Iran to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games, when they participated at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 10 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He lost his hand as the result of an accident. (paralympic.org, 10 Mar 2021; Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Other information
COURSE DESIGNER
He has helped design the snowboard courses on which he trains in the Islamic Republic of Iran. "I have to make the design, nobody else does that, so I have to do that by myself. I train almost every day in the winter, mostly at Dizin resort. Now we built a kicker here by ourselves because we don't have the opportunity to jump on anything else. I didn't know how to represent Iran because they didn't build the cross [snowboard cross course] for me. I'm planning to design a cross [course] so I can train on it and get a better chance at the [2022] Paralympic Games." (paralympic.org, 10 Mar 2021)

OCCUPATION
He works full-time as a snowboard instructor. (paralympic.org, 10 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Final 2018-03-12 20
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Final 2018-03-16 21