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RISTAU Noemi Ewa
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthGro▀ostheim, GER
Height1.75 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Lucien Gerkau, GER
Further Personal Information
Residence
Marburg an der Lahn, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Occupational Therapy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at age three. She began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2015 in Kaunertal, Austria.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to take up the sport. She also enjoyed competing because it gave her great satisfaction.
Club / Team
SF Blau Gelb Marburg [GER] / SSG Blista Marburg [GER]:
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER
Training Regime
She trains for 80 days a year.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Germany
Location
Rinn, AUT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, winning her first event [super G] at a World Cup competition in 2018 in Kimberley, BC, Canada, and placing third in slalom at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Guide Lucien Gerkau, and her father. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Disabled Sportsman of the Year in Hessen, Germany. (hsv-ski.de, 25 Sep 2017)
Other sports
In 2009 she played in an international vision impaired football tournament in Marburg, Germany. (blista.de, Dec 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (co-evolution.jetzt, 30 Mar 2017)
Impairment
Her eyesight began to deteriorate at age 15 as a result of the effects of Stargardt disease. (co-evolution.jetzt, 30 Mar 2017; deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 03 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:33.33
7 2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:39.09
5 2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:33.17
4 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:31.93
5 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:56.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:38.97
3 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:36.05
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:27.04
3 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:23.03
  2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:27.57