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Xavier Fernandez

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Iria
Residence
Encamp, AND
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 in Cerler, Spain.
Why this sport?
A friend of his invited him to try the sport, and he wanted to give it a go because skiing is popular in Andorra.
Club / Team
Andorran Federation of Adapted Sports [FADEA]: Andorra

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Andorra
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Wildschönau

General interest

Nicknames
Xavi Petit (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Hand cycling, swimming. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Alberto de Jesus. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Injuries
He suffered a left shoulder injury in 2007 that put him out of action for three months. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Andorra's flag bearer for the opening ceremony at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in hand cycling at national level in Andorra. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete in hand cycling at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as treasurer of the Andorran Federation of Adapted Sports [FADEA] in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. (paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 24
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 41
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999