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Spanish alpine team departs for IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

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The Spanish alpine team at the airport. Image credit: Comité Paralímpico Español

Earlier today, the Spanish team departed Spain for the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships which are officially scheduled to get underway in Panorama, British Colombia, Canada on February 28. Comité Paralímpico Español Vice-President Ángel Luis Gómez saw the team off at the airport.  The Spanish team will participate in one North American competition from February 23 to 26 before arriving in Canada.

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The Spanish side lacks some of the depth of other winter sport giants like the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Japan and even Slovakia.  Their most prominent skier scheduled to participate in these championships is Jon Santacana, who departed his home for Canada yesterday.  Santacana goes to Canada as reigning world champion in Downhill, giant slalom and super-G.

 

The Basque skier and his guide  Miguel Galindo are based out of the Sierra Nevada High Performance Skiing Center during the winter. They have been less active this season, participating in only the home hosted World Cup where Santacana and Galindo won a single bronze medal in one discipline..

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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