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Roger Puig Davi

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Residence
Andorra
Occupation
Athlete, Lawyer
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 four in El Tarter, 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."
Name of coach
Jordi Carbonell [personal], ESP

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Ruye (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Hobbies
Going to the cinema, spending time outdoors, playing video games, watching TV series. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving top-10 finishes in the downhill, super G, and super combined events at the 2022 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Hero / Idol
His brother. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Injuries
In 2018 he broke a thumb. He continued competing but it took him three months to recover from the injury. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)

He sustained a broken collarbone in 2015, which kept him out of action for two months. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I always fist bump my father at the start gate and I push up my heart rate by taking short breaths and 'punching' the air before start in technique races." (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best every day." (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
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 finish on the podium at the Paralympic Winter Games, the world championships, and the World Cup. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia as the result of a skiing accident when he was age 14 in Saas Fe, Switzerland. He has paralysis on the right side of his body, as well as 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
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a post graduate degree in Andorran law at the University of Andorra. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2022)

DOCUMENTARY
In January 2020 a documentary called '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