Óscar Espallargas

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Óscar Espallargas
Óscar Espallargas.jpg
Espallargas at the 2013 IPC Para-alpine World Championships at La Molina, Spain.
Personal information
Full nameÓscar Antonio Espallargas Juarez
NationalitySpanish
Born14 September 1982 (1982-09-14) (age 37)
Alcañiz, Spain
Sport
Country Spain
SportPara-alpine skiing
Event(s)Downhill
Slalom
Giant slalom
Super combined
Super G
ClubCerler Aneto of Aragon

Óscar Antonio Espallargas Juarez (born 14 September 1982 in Alcañiz)[1][2] is a Spanish para-alpine mono-skier. He has competed internationally at the European Cup, the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup and the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. In 2011, he moved to Aran for the 2011/2012 ski season in order to be based at Centro de Deportes de Invierno Adaptados. He was a competitor in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.[1][2]

Skiing[edit]

Espallargas is a LW12-1[3] mono-skier.[4][5] He competed at the 2007 European Cup,[6] and the 2007 Spanish national championships where he medaled.[7] At the last round of the European Cup in March 2008, an event held in La Molina, Spain, he was one of several non-vision impaired Spanish skiers competing at the event.[8] He finished the 2007/2008 European Cup season in fifty-fifth place.[4][9] In March 2009, he finished the European Cup fiftieth overall with 42 points.[10] He competed at the third European Cup event held in La Molina in late January 2010, finishing ninth in the slalom event.[11] The Campionat de Catalunya Open d'Esquí Alpí took place in late January 2010 with skiers representing the five regions of Spain including Aragon, Galicia, Catalonia, Madrid and the Basque Country. He represented Aragon as a member of the ski club, Cerler Aneto of Aragon, and finished first in the sitting category.[5] At Aramón Cerler in April 2010, the last competition of the season organised by Campeonato de España de Esquí Alpino adaptado was held. He finished first in the Super G men's sitting event.[12] He competed at the Vancouver from 5 to 7 April 2010. It was organised by the Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF), Federación Española de Deportes para Paralíticos Cerebrales (FEDPC) and Federación Española de Deportes para Ciegos (FEDC). He won a gold medal in the men's sitting event.[13][14] In December 2010, he competed in the second stage of the European Cup with at a competition in Austria.[15]

Espallargas competed at the Spanish national championships in April 2011. He finished first in the slalom event with a combined time of 1'26 " 13.[16] At the 2011 World Championships held in Sestriere, Italy, Espallargas finished eighteenth in the slalom event.[17][18] In October 2011, he underwent medical tests at the CSD Sports Council in Madrid. As part of the trip to Madrid, he also visited the indoor snow zone at Madrid Xanadu shopping center where he participated in several training sessions.[19] In November 2011, he was classified at an event in the Netherlands. While there, he also worked on improving her performance by training for the slalom at an indoor ski venue in the country at a camp attended by 100 skiers from fifteen different countries[3] In 2011, he moved to Aran for the 2011/2012 ski season in order to be based at Centro de Deportes de Invierno Adaptados.[19] In November 2011 at the first IPC sanctioned event of the year which was held in the Netherlands, he finished eighth in the slalom event.[20] He participated in the 2012 Campeonatos de España de Esquí held in Valle de Arán, where the Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G events were contested. He medaled at the competition.[21] Near the end of the 2011/2012 ski season, he participated in an IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup event in Italy where he finished twenty-sixth in the giant slalom event.[22]

Espallargas was a competitor in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, finishing the men's slalom - sitting in 14th place and men's giant slalom - sitting in 13th place.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oscar Antonio ESPALLARGAS JUAREZ". Sochi2014.com. Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "OSCAR ANTONIO ESPALLARGAS JUAREZ". Paralimpicos.es (in Spanish). Comité Paralímpico Español - Juegos Paralímpicos Sochi 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "El equipo nacional de esquí termina en Holanda la pretemporada y se prepara para la Copa de Europa de Austria - Esquí - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Jon Santacana Subcampeón de Europa - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Campeonato de Cataluña Open de Esquí Alpino Adaptado en La Molina - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Cuatro españoles compiten en la segunda prueba de la Copa de Europa de Esquí Alpino - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Ramón Homs domina el XXI Nacional Adaptado - Deportes - El Periódico de Aragón" (in Spanish). Spain: Elperiodicodearagon.com. 2007-03-15. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Final del campeonato de Europa en La Molina - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  9. ^ "El español Jon Santacana, subcampeón de la Copa de Europa de Esquí para Discapacitados" (in Spanish). Spain: el mundo. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Solidaridad Digital - Anna Cohí, campeona de Slalom y Gigante en la Copa de Europa de Esquí" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridaddigital.es. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Dos oros más y un bronce para España en el slalon de Copa de Europa de La Molina - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Última prueba de esquí adaptado celebrada en Cerler Aramón" (in Spanish). Ski Amos Magazine. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Santacana y Cohí triunfan en Cerler" (in Spanish). Spain: Heraldo.es. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Santacana, Cohí y Pueyo, campeones de España - Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Jon Santacana sube al podio tres veces en Austria" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Jon Santacana se adjudica el eslalon en el Campeonato de España de Esquí Alpino - Esquí - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Santacana, plata en el eslalon, logra cuarta medalla en Mundial de Sestriere" (in Spanish). Spain: Terra. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Cuarta medalla para Santacana" (in Spanish). Spain: Heraldo.es. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  19. ^ a b "Ursula Pueyo y Oscar Espallargas se desplazan a Madrid para realizar entrenamientos y las pruebas médicas en el consejo superior de deportes CSD - Esquí - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Santacana y Gorce se reparten los oros en el arranque de la temporada de esquí alpino - Esquí - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  21. ^ "El Equipo de Competición de Esquí alpino adaptado de la Fundación También finaliza su actuación en territorio nacional con el Campeonato de España - Esquí - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  22. ^ Global Mirrorcomm - Desojo Luciano (3 May 2012). "Libertad Balear. El diario digital de Baleares » Jon Santacana se adjudica el oro en el eslalon gigante del Mundial para discapacitados" (in Spanish). Spain: Libertad Balear. Retrieved 27 January 2013.[permanent dead link]