Andreas Kurz

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
Bad Hofgastein, AUT
Occupation
Clerk

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing in 2007 in Salzburg, Austria. He began competing the following year.
Why this sport?
His insurance representative told him about a sports association for people with an impairment in Salzburg, Austria. He then went on a ski course for amputees.
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT

General interest

Nicknames
Andi (stolperstein.com, 01 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (stolperstein.com, 2016)
Impairment
In January 2002 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in a transtibial amputation of his right leg. He was in hospital for two months and underwent five operations. (stolperstein.com, 2016)