Miguel Galindo Garcés

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Miguel Galindo Garcés
Miguel Galindo Cropped.jpg
Miguel Galindo at the 2013 IPC World Championships held at La Molina, Spain.
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born Spain
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Alpine skiing
Event(s) Downhill
Slalom
Giant slalom
Super combined
Super G

Miguel Galindo Garcés is a Spanish alpine skier, and para-alpine sighted guide. As Jon Santacana's guide, he competed at the 2002 Winter Paralympics where he earned three medals. He also competed in the European Cup, the World Cup, the World Championships and a national team camp with Santacana.

Personal[edit]

Galindo is from the Aragon region of Spain.[1]

Skiing[edit]

Galindo is the sighted ski guide for visually impaired skier Jon Santacana. In this role, he earned a gold medal at the Switzerland hosted 2000 World Championships.[2] He earned a gold medal and two bronze medals at the 2002 Winter Paralympics.[2][3]

Galindo earned a gold medal for the overall 2006/2007 European Cup season.[2] During the following ski season he recovered from a knee injury. At the last round of the European Cup in March 2008, an event held in La Molina, Spain, he was one of several Spanish skiers competing.[4] He finished the 2007/2008 European Cup season in second place after the five test events. Galindo continued to be Santacana's guide for that season.[5] He earned a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in South Korea.[2][6] His first gold came in the super combined event.[6] He was one of six skiers and four guides which made up the Spanish team.[7]

In November 2009, Galindo attended an event in Madrid organised by Programa de Alto Rendimiento Paralímpico (Programa ARPA) as part of the preparation for the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, Canada.[8] At the 2010 World Cup Alpine Skiing for Disabled in Abtenau, Austria, the pair earned a bronze in the giant slalom event following a first run where they finished fifth and a second run where they finished second.[2] He was unable to compete in the super combined event because it was cancelled.[9] He then competed in the third round of the European Cup later in January 2010 at La Molina.[10] He finished fifth in the slalom event.[11] At the final event of the 2009/2010 World Cup season, an event held in March 2010 in Aspen, Colorado, he earned a gold medal in one event while skiing with Santacana. This was the last major event before the 2010 Games.[12][13] He also earned a bronze medal in the Giant Slalom event, while finishing sixth in the super combined.[13] He came into the Aspen World Cup event with 625 World Cup points.[14]

Going into Vancouver, Santacana and Galindo were ranked second in the world in the downhill.[14] He guided Santacana during the 2010 Winter Paralympics.[15] Before departing for Vancouver, he participated in a departure ceremony attended by State Secretary for Sport Jaime Lissavetzky, secretary general of Social Policy Francisco Moza, the President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee Miguel Carballeda, and managing director of the Spanish Paralympic Committee Alberto Jofre.[16] The whole Spanish team arrived in Whistler ahead of the 2010 Games by 7 February.[17] Fog in Vancouver resulted in a change in scheduling for his ski events.[18] The pair won a gold medal in the men's vision impaired downhill event.[15][19] His gold medal was the first gold medal won by a Spaniard at the Games.[20] He finished the 2010 Games with one gold medal and two silver medals.[21] Following the Games, the Spanish Paralympic team attended a welcome back celebration at the ONCE Foundation that was also attended by Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo.[22]

Galindo participated in a Spanish national team competition from 5 to 7 April 2010 in Vancouver. 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).[23][24] At the first World Cup event in the 2010/2011 season, which was held in Arta Terme, Italy, Santacana and Galindo finished second in the first of the four events held.[25] At the 2011 World Championships held in Sestriere, Italy, he finished first in the super G event.[26] He participated in the 2012 Los Campeonatos de España de Esquí held in Valle de Arán, where the slalom, giant slalom and super G events were contested. He won gold in all three events.[27] Near the end of the 2011/2012 ski season, he participated in a World Cup event in Italy where he finished first in the giant slalom event in the men's vision impaired group.[28] At a January 2013 World Cup event in Switzerland, skiing with Santacana, he earned a gold medal in the giant slalom event. While he did not medal in any other events at the competition, they maintained their place on the top of the World Cup leader board for the season.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solidaridad Digital – El Comité Paralímpico Español cree que el balance de los Juegos es "muy satisfactorio"" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridaddigital.es. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "España consigue siete medallas en la Copa del Mundo de Esquí Alpino | Solidaridad" (in Spanish). Spain: elmundo.es. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Lissavetzky admite que España "no evoluciona" – Vancouver 2010 | Juegos Olímpicos de invierno" (in Spanish). Spain: AS.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Final del campeonato de Europa en La Molina – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Jon Santacana Subcampeón de Europa – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Santacana gana su primer oro en la supercombinada | Solidaridad" (in Spanish). Spain: elmundo.es. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Una medalla de oro, dos de plata y un bronce, balance del equipo español" (in Spanish). Spain: elConfidencial.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Solidaridad Digital – Los esquiadores paralímpicos se concentran en Madrid con la mirada puesta en Vancouver 2010" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridaddigital.es. 10 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  9. ^ "España acaba con siete medallas la Copa del Mundo Paralímpica – Más deporte | Esquí alpino" (in Spanish). Spain: AS.com. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  10. ^ "La Molina acoge el campeonato de Europa de esquí para discapacitados – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Solidaridad Digital – El equipo español acaba con doce medallas en la Copa de Europa de Esquí Alpino de La Molina" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridaddigital.es. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Santacana se cuelga el oro en descenso en la final de la Copa del Mundo" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  13. ^ a b "La española Anna Cohí, campeona de la súper combinada" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  14. ^ a b Noticias EFE. "Santacana, Cohí, Boira y Gorce representantes españoles en Aspen" (in Spanish). Spain: Hoy.es. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  15. ^ a b Australian Paralympic Committee (23 August 2006). "Pandora Archive". Australia: National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  16. ^ Diario de Mallorca. "Ursula Pueyo aspira al 'top ten' en gigante o eslalon – Diario de Mallorca" (in Spanish). Spain: Diariodemallorca.es. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  17. ^ "El equipo paralímpico español ya se encuentra en Whistler" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Comite de Competicion modifica calendario de esqui alpino por el mal tiempo" (in Spanish). Spain: terra. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  19. ^ Australian Paralympic Committee (23 August 2006). "Pandora Archive". Australia: National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Santacana logra el oro en Descenso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diariodelaltoaragon.es. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  21. ^ Global Mirrorcomm – Desojo Luciano. "Libertad Balear. El diario digital de Baleares " Jon Santacana se proclama campeĂłn paralĂmpico en descenso" (in Spanish). Spain: Libertadbalear.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  22. ^ "La infanta Elena al Equipo Paralímpico Español: "Gracias por vuestro afán de superación"" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  23. ^ "Santacana y Cohí triunfan en Cerler" (in Spanish). Spain: Heraldo.es. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  24. ^ "Santacana, Cohí y Pueyo, campeones de España – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  25. ^ "Santacana segundo en la copa del mundo de esquí adaptado – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  26. ^ "Espectacular actuación española en el mundial de esquí adaptado de Sestriere – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  27. ^ "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.
  28. ^ Global Mirrorcomm – Desojo Luciano (3 May 2012). "Libertad Balear. El diario digital de Baleares " Blog Archive " 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]
  29. ^ "Jon Santacana se hace con dos nuevos triunfos en la Copa del Mundo de Esquí Alpino Paralímpico – Esquí – Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.

External links[edit]

  • ESQUIA2, the Official website of Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo