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GUIMOND Alexis
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age19
Place of BirthHouston, TX, USA
Height1.72 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gatineau, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by his older brother, who was involved in local ski racing competitions.
Club / Team
Club de Ski Mont-Tremblant: Canada
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Canada
Location
Aspen, CO, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Bambi ["My family did a lot of cycling. After a competition, we were eating in the restaurant and I was the only one to order from the Bambini menu. They just cut the 'ni' in Bambini and it became Bambi"]. (journallarevue.com, 23 Feb 2015)
Hobbies
Writing slam poetry, biking, photography, video creation. (tremblant.ca, 18 Jan 2017; lapresse.ca, 17 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing first in the standing giant slalom at the 2016/17 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
His brother and mountain biker rider Marc-Antoine Guimond. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do or do not, there is no 'try'!" (skiquebec.qc.ca, 10 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2018 received the Best Paralympic Debut by a Male Athlete award from the Canadian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.org, 31 Oct 2018)

He was named the 2016 Male Rising Star of the Year by Ski Quebec Alpin in Canada. (Facebook page, 28 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His brother Marc-Antoine Guimond has competed in elite mountain biking. (cg2015.gems.pro, 05 Feb 2015)
Impairment
At age six months he was involved in an accident, which resulted in hemiparesis [full paralysis] on the right side of his body. He also had a stroke at age 12, which caused partial paralysis on the left side of his body. "I never wondered why all this happened to me, although it is frustrating to experience such things without even knowing why. Now, I just look ahead and continue forward. With my ski results, I hope to become a voice for people who have been stroke victims like me when they were young." (IPC, 18 Jan 2018; lapresse.ca, 21 Apr 2013; journaldequebec.com, 20 Aug 2017)
Other information
FROM THE UNITED STATES TO CANADA
Born in Houston, TX, United States of America, at age four he moved to western Quebec, Canada. (journallarevue.com, 23 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:27.09
4 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:28.01
3 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:13.67
  2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:15.04
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:06.29
11 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 1:56.38
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:15.24
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNS
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
9 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:46.70
13 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing 1:23.81
2 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:28.88
14 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:34.87
2 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:28.98
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:10.84
13 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:47.45
3 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:17.44
4 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:15.50
3 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:18.70
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:17.81