Ramón Homs

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Ramón Homs
Personal information
Birth name Ramón Homs Miralpeix
Nationality Spanish
Born (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 44)
Vic, Barcelona, Spain
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Para-alpine skiing
Event(s) Downhill
Slalom
Giant slalom
Super combined
Super G
Club Club Excursionista Taradell

Ramón Homs Miralpeix[1] (born 5 March 1974) is a Spanish para-alpine LW6/8 classified standing skier. He represented Spain at the 2006 Winter Paralympics where he did not earn a medal. He has also competed at the Spanish national championships, the European Cup and the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup.

Personal[edit]

Homs was born on 5 March 1974 in Vic, Barcelona,[1] with Barcelona being his hometown.[2] He has a physical disability,[3][4] a left missing arm that he lost in a motorcycle accident. It took him to years to recover physically and mentally from the accident.[2]

Skiing[edit]

Homs is a para-alpine LW6/8 classified standing skier,[1] who has an arm amputation and competes in the standing group.[5] He is a member of Club Excursionista Taradell.[6] He has represented the Federación Catalana Minusvalids Fisics (FCMF) in at least one international skiing event.[7]

Homs took up para-alpine skiing two years after his arm was amputated.[2] He competed at a European Cup event in La Molina in early 2006. The event was used as the basis for selecting the Spanish Paralympic team for the 2006 Games.[8] He represented Spain at the 2006 Winter Paralympics. He was disqualified from the slalom event after missing a gate on his first run down the hill. He did not medal in any of his other races.[9] The Games were his first.[2] In 2007, he competed at the Spanish national championships, where he represented the Catalan region of Spain.[10] He won several gold medals at the competition.[11] In February 2007, he competed at a World Cup event in La Molina, Spain.[4] At the 2007 Paralympic Winter World Cup, he finished seventeenth in the overall standings.[12] At the March 2008 Italian National Championships, he finished third in the Super G, fifth in the Giant Slalom and was disqualified from the Slalom.[7][13] 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.[14] At the first IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup event in the 2008/2009 ski season, he failed to finish one of his races.[15] In January 2009, he participated in a World Cup event in La Molina. He finished seventeenth in the slalom event.[5] At the February 2009 Paralympic World Cup I event, he finished seventeenth overall.[16] In March 2009, he competed at a European Cup event. He finished twelfth overall with 264 points.[3] In April 2009, he competed at the Spanish national championships, where he finished first in the men's standing category.[17] At the January 2010 European Cup, he finished ninth in the Super Combined event.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c El Mundo (in Spanish). Spain http://www.elmundo.es/fotografia/2006/03/paralimpicos/08.html. Retrieved 4 February 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "El Cupón de la ONCE, con más premios". El Mundo (in Spanish). Spain. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "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.
  4. ^ a b "Esquí.- Jon Santacana será la principal baza española en la Copa de Europa para discapacitados de La Molina :: Periodismo" (in Spanish). Spain: Periodista Digital. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Los Españoles Jon Santacana y Anna Cohi imparables en la copa del mundo IPC en La Molina – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Esport Adaptat – Ramon Homs brilla a Monachil" (in Catalan). Spain: Esportadaptat.cat. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Tres esquiadores ciegos en el Campeonato de Italia – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  8. ^ "El Cupón de la ONCE, con más premios". El Mundo (in Spanish). Spain. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Spain: Paralimpicos.es. 18 March 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ "El Slalom Súper Gigante abre el Campeonato de España de Esquí Alpino de Discapacitados Físicos que se celebra en Cerler" (in Spanish). Spain: Aragondigital.es. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Ramón Homs domina el XXI Nacional Adaptado – Deportes – El Periódico de Aragón". El Periódico (in Spanish). Spain. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Exito español en la 1ª copa paralímpica del mundo de invierno – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  13. ^ Escrito por: glhoria el 15 March 2008 – URL Permanente (15 March 2008). "Comunidad El Pais " VIVIR DESENFOCADOS. – AYÚDANOS A PREVENIR LA CEGUERA " Tres esquiadores ciegos en el Campeonato de Italia". El País (in Spanish). Spain. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Final del campeonato de Europa en La Molina – Esquí Adaptado" (in Spanish). Spain: Nevasport.com. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Deportes. jon santacana y anna cohí lideran la copa del mundo de esquí alpino para discapacitados – EcoDiario.es". El Economista (in Spanish). Spain. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Éxito de los esquiadores españoles en la I Copa Paralímpica del Mundo de Invierno" (in Spanish). Spain: Cocemfe.es. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Esquí.- Anna Cohí y Jon Santacana se proclaman campeones de España de gigante para discapacitados :: Periodismo" (in Spanish). Spain: Periodista Digital. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Esquí alpino.- Jon Santacana y Anna Cohí vencen en la tercera prueba de la Copa de Europa para Discapacitados – EcoDiario.es". El Economista (in Spanish). Spain. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2013.