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SCHÖNFELDER Gerd
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age48
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
He has two children.
Residence
Germany
Occupation
Technician
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
Handedness
Left
Senior International Debut
Year
1990
General Interest
Nicknames
Schoni, 'Stier von Kulmain' ['the Bull from Kulmain]. (vancouver2010.com, 2010; welt.de, 2012)
Hobbies
Family, football, cycling, scuba-diving, golf, travel, reading. (gerd-schoenfelder.de, 01 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he became the first para-athlete to win the 'Champion of the Year Award' in Germany, a prize elected by fellow elite German athletes. "There is probably nothing better than to be chosen by such a select circle of German world-class athletes." (Welt.de, 28 Sep 2012)

He won a Paralympic Sports Award in 2011 in the category for Best Male Athlete. (paralympic.org, 19 Feb 2012)
Impairment
He lost his right arm and three fingers of his left hand in a train accident in 1989 when he was 19. Five months after the accident he was back on his skis. (talbronstein.org, 2011; paralympic.org, 19 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 Downhill LW1,3,5/7,9 1:12.62
1 1992 Super-G LW1,3,5/7,9 1:23.05
1 1992 Giant Slalom LW1,3,5/7,9 2:18.84
1 1994 Downhill LW5/7 1:14.20
2 1994 Super-G LW5/7 1:16.07
2 1994 Giant Slalom LW5/7 2:21.69
1 1994 Slalom LW5/7 1:27.18
1 1998 Slalom LW1,3,5/7 1:51.80
3 1998 Giant Slalom LW1,3,5/7 2:38.79
1 2002 Downhill LW3,5/7,9 1:25.19
1 2002 Super-G LW3,5/7,9 1:16.36
1 2002 Giant Slalom LW3,5/7,9 2:15.96
1 2002 Slalom LW3,5/7,9 1:30.03
1 2006 Downhill - Standing 1:19.86
2 2006 Super-G - Standing 1:12.76
1 2006 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:50.45
3 2006 Slalom - Standing 1:23.66
1 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:20.80
2 2010 Slalom - Standing 1:45.97
1 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:23.92
1 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:20.11
1 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:11.84
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003/2004 Downhill LW3,5/7,9 1:20.10
4 2003/2004 Super-G LW3,5/7,9 1:28.88
2 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW1,3,5/7,9 2:09.49
5 2003/2004 Slalom LW1,3,5/7,9 1:56.90
1 2008/2009 Downhill - Standing 1:50.19
4 2008/2009 Slalom - Standing 1:44.20
1 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.55
2 2008/2009 Super-G - Standing 1:03.41
1 2008/2009 Super Combined - Standing 1:54.37
1 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:21.84
1 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:19.22
2 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:07.06
2 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:27.22
3 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:11.47