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ERNST Julian
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthOberstdorf, FRG
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Switzerland
Occupation
Athlete, Paramedic
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to ski at age three, and first tried Para alpine skiing in 2008 in Austria. He began racing in 2015.
Why this sport?
He was involved in sport prior to the amputation of his left leg. "I can do everything again, just like before the accident, only with more awareness."
Club / Team
Sportclub Casino Kleinwalsertal : Austria
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Austria
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, climbing, swimming. (julian-ernst.com, 01 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
British alpine skier Dave Ryding. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In 2018 he damaged his seventh cervical vertebra while training at the Kaunertal Glacier in Austria. He required surgery and was ruled out of the entire 2018/19 season. (Instagram profile, 06 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disability takes place in the head. No matter what you do, make it fun." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
In 2003 his lower left leg was amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident. He was working for the emergency services and the accident occurred while he was responding to an emergency call. (julian-ernst.com, 01 Dec 2017; skiforlife.at, 14 Dec 2015)
Other information
CAREER
He has worked as part of the fire brigade, mountain rescue and Red Cross, a humanitarian organisation that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education. (julian-ernst.com, 01 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.