31418-Eva-Maria Joechl photo

Eva-Maria Joechl

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Sankt Johann in Tirol, AUT
Graphical Design, Information Technology
English, German
Higher education
Economics - The Tyrolean Private University UMIT TIROL: Hall in Tirol, AUT

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at a young age, and began competing during the 2015/16 season.
Why this sport?
Skiing was popular where she grew up in Tyrol, Austria. She began competing in Para skiing after sending an email to the Austrian Skiing Federation [OSV], who referred her to the national squad. "Being Tyrolean means that I've been skiing since I can walk. I didn't start competitive sport until the winter of 2015/16, and despite my lack of racing experience, I was very successful."
Club / Team
Kitzbuhel Ski Club: Austria
Name of coach
Markus Gutenbrunner [national], AUT

General interest

Cycling, sailing, running, design. (Instagram profile, 23 Oct 2020;, 03 Jun 2020)
She underwent surgery on her left leg in October 2017 after tearing ligaments in both knees. The injury ruled her out of the 2017/18 season, including the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 11 Dec 2021;, 03 Jun 2020; Facebook page, 30 Oct 2017)
Other sports
She competed in Para sailing at the 2019 European Championships in Traunsee, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2020)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 19 Jun 2020)
She was born missing her left arm above the elbow. (, 06 Nov 2017)
Other information
She works as a part-time project manager and user experience designer for a web agency in Innsbruck, Austria, and as a self-employed graphic designer. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2022)