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WALKER Tyler
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthHanover, NH, USA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency, Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Franconia, NH, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Geography, International Studies - University of New Hampshire: Durham, NH, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 1992 on Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He grew up close to a ski area, so the sport was always of interest to him. "It gives me a lot of freedom and control over massive amounts of energy. And it's a ton of fun."
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA
Training Regime
"When I am not actually on snow, I will spend a few hours working out each day, alternating between strength, cardio, and injury prevention programmes. When I actually go skiing, anywhere from 150-200 days a year, about four hours a day is spent working on specific skiing and racing skills, usually followed by a short workout."
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
United States
Location
Tignes, FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
T-Bone (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, handcycling, skateboarding, canoeing, kneeboarding, tennis, ice hockey, fishing, exploring. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018; 12 Jan 2018; Facebook page, 15 Jan 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a severe concussion after crashing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He was taken to hospital in a helicopter. (juneauempire.com, 13 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with lumbosacral agenesis, which resulted in missing segments of his spine. At age four both of his legs were amputated at the knee. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; usparalympics.org, 13 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
10 2010 Slalom - Sitting 1:53.34
16 2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:02.56
22 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:29.28
  2014 Downhill - Sitting DNF
12 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:29.10
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
2 2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:13.79
2 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:40.55
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Downhill LW12  DNF
6 2003/2004 Super-G LW12 1:31.44
  2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW12  DNS
  2003/2004 Slalom LW12  DNF
  2008/2009 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
12 2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting 2:00.39
9 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:18.74
29 2008/2009 Super-G - Sitting 1:09.04
8 2008/2009 Super Combined - Sitting 1:58.68
  2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
16 2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting 1:25.02
  2010/2011 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
8 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting 1:39.24
16 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:25.60
10 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:35.66
12 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.34
  2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
14 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting 1:26.20
7 2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting 2:01.42
  2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNS
  2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting DNS
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNS
12 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:08.19
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
7 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:21.35
8 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:28.07
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:29.37
8 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:31.96
5 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:28.36
7 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:14.57
10 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:42.97
11 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:19.91
8 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:17.24
4 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.43
7 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.55