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Alexander Ehler

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Daughters Olga and Alexandra
German, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up able-bodied cross-country skiing in 1977, and got involved in biathlon eight years later. He began Para Nordic skiing in 2017 in Freiburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport and wanted to start from scratch by himself.
Club / Team
SV Kirchzarten: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing sixth at a World Cup event in Canmore, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Michael Huhn. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was a member of the German 4x2.5km mixed relay team that was presented with the 2018 Para Team of the Year Award by the German Paralympic Committee [DBS]. The honour was in recognition of the bronze medal they won at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 24 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He represented Germany in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He also competed in able-bodied biathlon at international level prior to his accident. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019;, 10 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His daughters Olga and Alexandra have competed in fencing at international level. Olga won silver in the epee team event at the 2012 European Junior Championships in Porec, Croatia, while Alexandra competed at the world championships in 2018 and 2019. (, 11 Feb 2022, 01 Jan 2019;, 12 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Feb 2022)
He has a difference in leg length of more than eight centimetres due to a motorbike accident. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)


Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 5
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 8
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 5
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 9
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 3
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2019-02-16 9999
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 6
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 9999
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 7
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 3