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Christian Lanthaler

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Residence
Merano, ITA
Languages
English, German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 1985.
Club / Team
GS Disabili Alto Adige: Bolzano, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Chris (vancouver2010.com, 12 Feb 2010)
Hero / Idol
Austrian alpine skier Hermann Maier. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No risk, no fun." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the Merano City Council in Italy, in recognition of his international sporting achievements in 2018. (lavocedibolzano.it, 27 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2016 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Europe - Africa Confederation. (sportnews.bz, 17 Nov 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para waterskiing and Para wakeboarding at international level. (scinautico.com, 28 Aug 2013; sportnews.bz, 17 Nov 2016; scinautico.com, 07 Apr 2017)
Impairment
At age five he climbed a ski lift and fell between the wheel, which resulted in his left leg being amputated. (ognisportoltre.it, 07 Dec 2017; Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games (Albertville, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW2 Final Round 10
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 8
Men's Downhill LW2 Final Round 17
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G LW2 Final Round 2
Men's Downhill LW2 Final Round 2
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 19
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 13
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 19
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 9
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill LW2 Final Round 13
Men's Super-G LW2 Final Round 6
Men's Slalom LW2 Final Round 6
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Men's Downhill LW2 Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G LW2 Final Round 20
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 11
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 11
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 15