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Caleb Brousseau

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Andrea
Residence
Terrace, BC, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried para-skiing shortly after breaking his back in 2007.
Why this sport?
He quickly lost interest in para-skiing when he first tried the sport. Then a friend asked him to try kayaking. He enjoyed it, and it built his confidence enough to try skiing a second time.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Nicknames
Brusio [as a child he always had some kind of injury]. (alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)
Hobbies
Whitewater kayaking. (Facebook page, 24 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (teambc.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Paralympic skier Phil Chew, US motocross and extreme sports stunt performer Travis Pastrana. (paralympic.ca, 21 Jan 2014; alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Andrea Dziewior represented Canada in para-alpine skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She finished ninth in the downhill standing event. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Mar 2015; cftktv.com, 08 Jul 2014)
Impairment
In 2007 while snowboarding, he attempted a 12-metre jump and landed badly. His injuries resulted in paraplegia. (Facebook page, 24 Feb 2015; canada.com, 22 May 2007)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced he was retiring from competitive sport in July 2014. "When you're on the road all the time and you're pushing your limits as far as you can, you start to get a little bit worn out." (cftktv.com, 08 Jul 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as a whitewater kayak instructor during the northern hemisphere summers. (paralympic.ca, 21 Jan 2014)

FAMILY
He has 11 siblings. (alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 11
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 7
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 6
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 3
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999