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Armin Eder

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Heike Eder
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para alpine skiing during the 2014/15 season.
Club / Team
Ski For Life [AUT] / RC ENJO Vorarlberg [AUT]:
Name of coach
Robert Meusburger [Ski for Life]; Philipp Bonadimann [Ski for Life]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You cannot change the wind, but you can set the sails differently." (olympiazentrum-vorarlberg.at, 28 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball at national level. He also represented Austria in taekwondo as an able-bodied athlete, competing at the 2003 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (rollstuhlclub.at, 30 Sep 2015; taekwondodata.com, 28 Sep 2003)
Famous relatives
His wife Heike Eder [Turtscher] has represented Austria in Para alpine skiing, winning bronze in sitting slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jan 2019; vn.at, 06 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has incomplete paraplegia as the result of a diving accident in 2006. (olympiazentrum-vorarlberg.at, 28 Jun 2018)