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Alex Furlan

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Residence
Santa Maria di Sala, ITA
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to para-alpine skiing in early 2011 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Tiziana Nasi, who went on to be president of the Italian Paralympic Winter Sports Federation [FISIP].
Club / Team
ASD Brainpower: Italy
Name of coach
Davide Gros [national], ITA; Mattia Casanova [personal], ITA

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Italy
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family, friends and coaches. (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Existence is one and should be lived to the fullest." (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016)
Impairment
In June 2009 he had a scooter accident that resulted in multiple fractures in his left leg and the amputation of his left arm. (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016; brainpowers.org, 2014)

Results

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