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Alessandro Varotto

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried monoskiing in 2009.
Why this sport?
His friend encouraged him to try the sport but he was initially reluctant, but after an encounter with Riccardo Passadore, who was involved with Freerider Sport Events, he agreed. "It was love at first sight. The sport gave me an emotion I thought I would not have the chance to try. It made me feel free again."
Name of coach
Davide Gros [national], ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Ale (abilitychannel.tv, 05 May 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (abilitychannel.tv, 05 May 2016)
Impairment
In July 2006 he was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in paraplegia. He spent three weeks in intensive care. (abilitychannel.tv, 05 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 9999