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Anna-Maria Rieder

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-1

Further personal information

Residence
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age four.
Why this sport?
Her parents were ski trainers and worked as scientists at an Olympic alpine skiing training centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. "They look after top-level alpine skiers and were also responsible for the junior ones. They always took me outside from the start, and made me move around all the time. It was important for my development. They let me ski from an early age. At the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, I saw for the first time how well people with an impairment could ski. That really inspired me. What I like about competitive sport is that I keep getting better and that I have fun with it."
Club / Team
RSV Murnau [GER] / SC Garmisch [GER]:
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER

General interest

Nicknames
Mary (NPC Media Guide, 18 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (fruehstartinsleben.de, 24 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A talented person will come up easier, but a hard-working one will achieve more success." (abendzeitung-muenchen.de, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Female Athlete of the Year by the Rehabilitation and Para Sports Association of Bavaria [BVS Bayern] in Germany. (joachimherrmann.de, 15 Feb 2019)
Famous relatives
Her mother Marion and her father Max have worked as ski coaches at the Olympic training centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. (abendzeitung-muenchen.de, 07 Mar 2018)
Impairment
She was born three-and-a-half months prematurely, weighing only 722 grams, and was diagnosed with a cerebral haemorrhage. The left side of her body was paralysed, and she was in hospital for six months. (fruehstartinsleben.de, 24 Dec 2019; paralympic.org, 09 Mar 2017)
Other information
NICKNAME
She acquired the nickname 'Mary' during her first session with the German national team to distinguish her from two of her teammates - Anna Schaffelhuber and Anna-Lena Forster. (NPC Media Guide, 18 Mar 2018)

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 9999
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 3
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 6
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-18 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-22 9999
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-24 6