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Braydon Luscombe

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Residence
Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing at age six at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Canada. He entered his first competition at age 11.
Why this sport?
He began took up the sport as way of overcoming his impairment. "The Mount Washington programme brought me in a different direction, by not focusing on all the bad things that happened but what good can come out of it."
Club / Team
British Columbia Para-Alpine Ski Team [BCAPST]: Whistler, BC, CAN
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Hobbies
Road cycling, designing tattoos, fishing, music, camping. (Facebook page, 14 Nov 2018; NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para alpine skier Matt Hallat. (alpinecanada.org, 16 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you get knocked down, be sure to gain experience on your way back up." (bluscombe.wix.com, 30 Aug 2011)
Impairment
His right lower leg was amputated at age five after he contracted necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection. (NPC Media Guide, 2018; bluscombe.wix.com, 30 Aug 2011)
Other information
BROTHER'S LOVE
In 2018 his older brother, Tyler, and several of Tyler's friends, ran one marathon per day for nine consecutive days, covering a total distance of 432km. The goal was to help raise money for Braydon's equipment and travel costs for the 2018/19 season. "It's pretty neat what they're doing for me, I actually didn't know about it for the longest time so it's pretty cool." (alpinecanada.org, 31 Oct 2018; columbiavalleypioneer.com, 02 Nov 2018)

DRAWING AND SKIING
He likes to work on his drawing and tattoo designs while travelling for competitions, and has collaborated with a studio to transform his designs into a wearable, 3D-printed prosthetic cover. "I've always loved art. It has always intrigued me. Skiing and drawing definitely have similar elements. There are relaxing parts to both. When I'm skiing, there's something about it that calms me and takes me into my own world, and I feel the same way when I draw." (alleles.ca, 05 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 9
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 14
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 13
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 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 9
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 10
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 11
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 13
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 8
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 14
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 10
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 12
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 9999