Urko Egea Zabalza
Alpine Skiing | Snowboard
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
San Sebastián, ESP
University of Deusto: San Sebastián, ESP
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four and took up para-snowboarding at age 16 in Astun, Spain.
Why this sport?
He had always loved being in the mountains and snowboarding was his favourite sport. Inspired by other athletes with an impairment who were competing in winter sports, he took up para-snowboarding.
Name of coach
Albert Mallol [national], ESP
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2013 United States of America Snowboard Association [USASA] National Championships in Copper Mountain, CO, United States. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Paralympic runner Mikel Garmendia. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Learn, improve and especially enjoy." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
His lower right leg was amputated following a motorbike accident in 2006. (marca.com, 30 Nov 2013)
|Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing||Final Round||2014-03-14||17|
|Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2||Race 1||2015-02-24||12|
|Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2||Race 1||2015-02-28||13|