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O'CALLAGHAN Jonty
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthLondon, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age nine while in Europe with his family.
Why this sport?
"My family temporarily relocated to Villars-Gryon in the Swiss Alps, where skiing was part of the school curriculum. Skiing, cricket and football [Australian Rules] are my three greatest passions, and I've played all three against my able-bodied peers throughout my life, but given that the other two don't have Paralympic competition it was a fairly easy choice to pursue skiing seriously."
Name of coach
Chris McKnight [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Australia
Location
Thredbo, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Jontos, Jont, Jonts (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Watching films, sports statistics. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (paralympic.org.au, 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian short track skater Steven Bradbury, Australian cricketer Donald Bradman. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He required jaw reconstruction surgery in 2014. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"With great adversity comes great opportunity." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games, and to complete his university studies. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He had a stroke while in the womb, which resulted in mild paralysis on the right side of his body [right side hemiplegia]. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
22 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:34.86
  2018 Super-G - Standing  DNF
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
23 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:32.22
  2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
18 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:31.04
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
20 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:23.66
16 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:20.31
16 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:25.41
  2017/2018 Super-G - Standing  DNF