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GMUR Theo
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthSion, SUI
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Biel/Bienne, SUI
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Sports Science - High Federal Sport School of Macolin [HEFSM]: Magglingen, SUI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to ski at age three in Nendaz, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
His hometown is a ski resort, where he says almost every child takes up snow sports at an early age. His parents encouraged him to practise sports and he also wanted to do skiing just like his brother Thomas.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and winning the downhill world title at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 31 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
German alpine skier Felix Neureuther. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Injuries
His training was affected after sustaining glandular fever [mononucleosis] in mid-2017. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018; letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018)

He underwent surgery on his ankle and his wrist in 2015. (letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Swiss Para Athlete of the Year in 2018. (plusport.ch, 10 Dec 2018)

He received an acknowledgement from the Federal Office of Sport [OFSPO] in 2018. (ehsm.admin.ch, 11 Apr 2018)

He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. (plusport.ch, 10 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives
His brother Thomas is a middle distance runner who has taken part in competitions in Switzerland and the United States of America, where he studied at Yale University. (letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018; yalebulldogs.com, 01 Sep 2017; iaaf.org, 18 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia as a result of an oedema he sustained at age two. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:25.45
1 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:24.83
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.47
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:14.34
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:05.51
1 2018/2019 Downhill - Standing 58.62
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 59.23
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.94
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:16.89
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:15.18
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:18.44
5 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:19.87
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS