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Ally Kunkel

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information


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

Ally (Facebook page, 29 Nov 2018)
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. (, 04 Oct 2019)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 23 Mar 2018)
She was born with an underdeveloped right arm due to a congenital limb condition known as dysmelia. (Facebook page, 06 Oct 2017)
Other information
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." (, 04 Oct 2019)


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