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Roger Puig Davi

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Family
Partner Sonia
Occupation
Student
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Law - Pompeu Fabra University: Barcelona, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three in Andorra.
Why this sport?
"I decided to go skiing again [after the accident] because it's a sport I'm good at, in fact one of the only ones."
Training Regime
He trains for two hours every day. He spends extended periods in South America or the European Alps during the off-season.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in super G at the 2017 European Cup event in Pitztal, Austria, and placing third in slalom at the 2016 European Cup event in Espot, Spain. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His brother. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strive to win." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Andorra at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

He was named the 2016 Most Promising Young Male Athlete in Winter Sports in Andorra. (govern.ad, 13 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (cetrencada.upf.edu, 17 May 2018)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia as the result of a skiing accident when he was age 14 in Saas Fe, Switzerland. He has paralysis of the right part of the body, including loss of peripheral sight in his right eye. "I fractured some bones, two vertebrae and broke three ribs, but the worst part was that I ended up in a coma with three internal haemorrhages. I was in a coma one day and in an induced coma for two weeks. I was left with my whole right side impaired." (diariandorra.ad, 14 Jan 2020; cetrencada.upf.edu, 17 May 2018; elperiodic.ad, 11 Dec 2017)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY
In January 2020 a documentary titled 'Without Limits', portraying his life and the story of his accident, premiered in Andorra. (elperiodic.ad, 25 Jan 2020; diariandorra.ad, 14 Jan 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 17
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 19
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 19
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 23
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 20
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 18
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 12
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 15
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 9999