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Ebba Aarsjoe

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
Vemdalen, SWE
Languages
Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up alpine skiing as a child. She competed in able-bodied alpine skiing growing up and got involved in Para alpine skiing in 2019.
Why this sport?
She got involved in Para alpine skiing after her impairment stopped her from progressing further in able-bodied alpine skiing. "I could no longer compete. It made too much of a difference. My right leg became so much weaker. I did not have any thought of Para sport at all, I hardly knew that there was an opportunity for me to resume skiing. At first I thought, 'No, no, no'. But then we sat down at home and discussed it. As I do have an impairment, we decided to contact the federation and look for opportunities."
Club / Team
Vemdalens IF Alpina: Sweden
Name of coach
Henrik Bergqvist [national], SWE

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Lindsey Vonn. (parasportmagasinet.prenly.com, 05 Jun 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named 2020 Star of the Year by Swedish radio station Radiosporten. (livetivemdalen.se, 19 Apr 2021)
Other sports
She has competed internationally in able-bodied alpine skiing events. (livetivemdalen.se, 19 Apr 2021)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Maja has competed in alpine skiing for Vemdalens IF Alpina in Sweden. (vemdalenidag.nu, 03 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (parasportmagasinet.prenly.com, 05 Jun 2020)
Impairment
She was born with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, which resulted in muscle reduction in her right leg. (vemdalenidag.nu, 03 Apr 2020; svt.se, 23 Jan 2020)