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NYVOLD Ulrik
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Denmark   
GenderMen
Age43
Height1.94 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Occupation
Director
Languages
Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Higher education
Economics - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University: Copenhagen, DEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been skiing since 1995, and began para-skiing in 2007 following his accident.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the sport and it gives him a sense of freedom.
Name of coach
Peter Balle [national]
Coach from which country?
Denmark
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Denmark
Location
Austria
General Interest
Hobbies
Skiing, canoeing, swimming, cycling, running, fishing, hunting, camping. (nyvold.dk, 12 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a medal at a competition in Sweden. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his personal coach. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Denmark's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To succeed in business and have fun doing sport. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He broke his back in a car accident in 2005 at age 30. (nolimitsskiing.dk, 01 Dec 2011)
Other information
INSTRUCTOR
He is a qualified ski instructor. (nolimitsskiing.dk, 01 Dec 2011)

ATHLETE'S BEST FRIEND
Since his accident, he has had a service dog that helps him with the practicalities of everyday life. (lokalavisen-frb.dk, 20 Apr 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 Slalom - Sitting DNS
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNF