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Ethan Hess

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para cross-country skiing in 2012 at a training camp in Whistler, BC, Canada.
Why this sport?
"Growing up in a community [Pemberton, BC] where there are so many athletes and where all my friends were so active and did lots of sports really has made me more competitive and inspired me when I was younger to be fitter."

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Hobbies
Flatwater kayaking, outrigger canoeing, jiu-jitsu. (Instagram profile, 21 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (timescolonist.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (piquenewsmagazine.com, 31 Dec 2014)
Other sports
He competed for Canadian dragon boating club the Laoyam Eagles at the 2017 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Festival. (whistlerquestion.com, 12 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (piquenewsmagazine.com, 31 Dec 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 24
Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 27
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 28
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2019-02-17 15
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2019-02-18 18
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 8
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2019-02-24 15