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Christoph Gloetzner

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Residence
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Fritz Haas, the chief physician of the rehabilitation clinic he attended after his accident. "When I had doubts as to how to ski with one leg, the chief physician of my clinic brought me outriggers to ski. I just got up again and again."
Club / Team
RBA im ASV 1860 Neumarkt: Germany
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER
Training Regime
He trains for 13 hours per week.

General interest

Nicknames
Grisu (dbs-npc.de, 03 Feb 2022)
Hobbies
Table tennis, chess, cards. (dbs-npc.de, 03 Feb 2022)
Most influential person in career
Fritz Haas, the chief physician of the rehabilitation clinic he attended after his accident. Haas also represented Germany in Para alpine skiing at three Paralympic Winter Games between 1992 and 1998. (nordbayern.de, 16 Nov 2020; dbs-npc.de, 03 Feb 2022)
Hero / Idol
German Para alpine skier Fritz Haas. (dbs-npc.de, 03 Feb 2022)
Injuries
He has dislocated his shoulder during his career. (campe-gymnasium-holzminden.de, 02 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Analyse which paths lead to the goal and do not give up." (nordbayern.de, 16 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win gold at the 2026 Games in Milan-Cortina. Outside of sport, he also plans to study medicine at university and become a doctor. (dbs-npc.de, 03 Feb 2022)
Impairment
His right leg was severed at the thigh after he was involved in an accident with a lawnmower at age three. He was taken to hospital by helicopter, and his life was in danger for two weeks. He had more than 10 operations on his injuries. (sueddeutsche.de, 13 Apr 2018)