Rafael Francisco Solis Torres

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business - University of Zaragoza: Spain

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the cinema, painting, travelling. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2014 World Paratriathlon Event in Magog, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
Spanish triathlete Angel Santamaria. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
Spanish road cyclist Miguel Indurain, Spanish triathlete Javier Gomez. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it a try." (Athlete, 27 Nov 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in para-triathlon, para-duathlon and para-winter triathlon at international level. Prior to his accident he competed in cycling at an amateur level in Spain. (triathlon.org, 2016; elperiodicodearagon.com, 05 Sep 2014)
Impairment
He sustained paralysis of his left arm in a cycling collision at a velodrome in Zaragoza, Spain. Three years later he was hit by a truck, suffering a head injury and losing part of his right eye. (elperiodicodearagon.com, 05 Sep 2014)