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Dan Sheen

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Family
Son Declan
Residence
Ellesmere Port, ENG
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in December 2015.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join the 'Ski Spectacular' event in Colorado, United States of America, which is organised by the Hartford Foundation. He was fascinated by the sport after trying it out. "Irrelevant of whether my leg was hurting or not, I was still able to sit in the sit-ski and make my way down the slope. I no longer felt disabled as on the snow I was capable of doing the same as any able-bodied skier."
Club / Team
Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team [AFPST]: Great Britain

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's the buzz. I've always looked for the adrenaline rush and I've found it in skiing." (afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)
Impairment
In 2008 he was hit by the blast from an improvised explosive device [IED] while he was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. His left leg had to be amputated below the knee, while the muscle in his right leg was seriously damaged. He also shattered his pelvis in the incident. (teamarmy.org, 17 Sep 2018; afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)