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Cameron Rahles-Rahbula

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Emily, son Archie
Residence
Geelong, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Melbourne: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in Mount Buller, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
He attended a weekend ski camp and his interest grew from there.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
France

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian rules football player Gary Ablett Sr. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)
Injuries
He fractured his tibia and sustained a facial injury after falling during a training run the day before the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi were due to begin. After several days of consultation with team doctors, he withdrew from all events in Sochi. (insidethegames.biz, 05 Mar 2014; bbc.co.uk, 06 Mar 2014; paralympic.org.au, 09 Mar 2014)

A hip injury prevented him from finishing a race at the 2013 World Cup in Thredbo, NSW, Australia. (smh.com.au, 05 Sep 2013)

He has sustained ankle and back injuries over the course of his career. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
He was Australia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He had also been flag bearer for Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Games in Vancouver. (paralympic.org.au, 05 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 06 Mar 2014)

He was named the 2010 Australian Paralympian of the Year. (smh.com.au, 18 Oct 2010)

He won the 2004 Young Victorian of the Year Award in Australia. (unimelb.edu.au, 26 Jul 2004)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age 14 as a result of bone cancer. (theaustralian.com.au, 16 Mar 2010)
Other information
RETURN FOR SOCHI
In September 2013 he announced his retirement from para-alpine skiing in order to focus on personal commitments. However, in December 2013 he decided to return to the sport with the aim of competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. His comeback had the condition that he would take on a training regime that allowed him to spend more time with his family. Injury meant he was unable to compete at the Games and he retired for a second time once the event had finished. (paralympic.org.au, 03 Jun 2014; standard.net.au, 05 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW2 Final Round 17
Men's Downhill LW2 Final Round 9
Men's Super-G LW2 Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 4
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 5
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 3
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 6
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 3
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 14
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 1
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 3
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 10
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 4
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 11
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 9
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 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 4
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 8