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EDLINGER Carina
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthBad Ischl, AUT
Height1.68 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Julian Edlinger [brother], AUT, from 2016
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Eirik Bye
Residence
Fuschl am See, AUT
Languages
English, German, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began cross-country skiing in 2008 at age 10.
Why this sport?
She was a national youth champion in the sport in Austria before her vision began to deteriorate. "I love the winter, skiing, and spending time with my friends outdoors."
Club / Team
USV Fuschl am See: Salzburg, AUT
Name of coach
Julian Edlinger [brother], AUT
Training Regime
She trains for between 16 to 17 hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Hochfilzen, AUT
General Interest
Hobbies
Adventure sports. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family, especially her brother Julian. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Goldenen Lowen [Golden Lion] for Rookie of the Year at the 2017 Leonidas Sports Gala in Salzburg, Austria. (salzburg24.at, 16 Nov 2017)
Famous relatives
Her older brother Julian has competed in cross-country skiing at national level in Austria. Her partner Eirik Bye was selected by Norway to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018 in Para cross-country skiing. (paralympic.org, 06 Mar 2018; sn.at, 16 Nov 2017; fis-ski.com, Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 06 Mar 2018)
Impairment
Her vision began deteriorating in 2010 because of Stargardt disease, and has since reduced to 2%. (oepc.at, 08 Mar 2017; salzburg.orf.at, 15 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 54:10.8
4 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 5:13.7
3 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 23:37.1
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
1 2016/2017 15km - Visually Impaired 55:40.1
3 2016/2017 5km - Visually Impaired 21:11.5