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Bart Verbruggen

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
LW9-1

Further personal information

Family
Partner Sabine
Residence
Utrecht, NED
Occupation
Fitness Centre Worker
Languages
Dutch, English, German
Higher education
Fitness and Exercise Management - Central Institute Education Sports Leaders [CIOS] Arnhem: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing at age three while on holiday in Austria.
Why this sport?
His family introduced him to the sport.
Name of coach
Falco Teitsma [national], NED

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Netherlands
Location
Austria

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling. (nskiv.org, 14 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (nskiv.org, 27 Jan 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nskiv.org, 15 Oct 2014)
Impairment
He was born prematurely, and after tests revealed he had had two strokes he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (skibart.nl, 14 Feb 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a fitness coach at the David Lloyd Health and Fitness Club in Utrecht, Netherlands. (nskiv.org, 27 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 36
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 30
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 27
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 14
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 20
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 4
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 7
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 14
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999