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Ally Kunkel

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three. At age seven she started competing with the Wilmot Mountain ski team in Wisconsin, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by her father, who had a passion for skiing.
Name of coach
Larry Kunkel [father]

General interest

Nicknames
Ally (Facebook page, 29 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Football, surfing, cheerleading. (Facebook page, 29 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing second while competing as an independent athlete at the 2019 World Cup event in La Molina, Spain. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (steamboatpilot.com, 23 Mar 2018)
Impairment
She was born with an underdeveloped right arm due to a congenital limb condition known as dysmelia. (Facebook page, 06 Oct 2017)
Other information
INDEPENDENT ATHLETE
She was cut from the US national Para alpine skiing team following the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She spent the 2018/19 World Cup season competing as an independent athlete, and was invited back to the US national team for 2019/20. "It was slightly disappointing, I'm not going to lie, but I think it was what I needed to happen and I'm really thankful I got the opportunity to step back a little bit and focus on fundamentals." (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 10
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 7
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 9999
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 7
Women's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 8
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-18 9999