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19108-Georg Schwab photo

Georg Schwab

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL

Further personal information

Family
Wife Sandra, children Christopher and Daniel
Residence
Brunn am Gebirge, AUT
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Teacher
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Technical University of Vienna: Austria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at age 45.
Club / Team
UNION Trendsport Weichberger: Klosterneuburg, AUT
Name of coach
Petra Marchart [personal]
Coach from which country?
Austria
Coach from what year?
2010

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Austria
Location
Great Britain

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, travelling. (oepc.at, 20 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2011 World Cup event in Roskilde, Denmark, and becoming Austrian champion in 2011. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2013)
Hero / Idol
US road cyclist Lance Armstrong. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. Try everything, accept no limits." (georg-schwab.blogspot.com, 05 Nov 2013)
Other sports
He has competed at international level for Austria in para-cycling. (georg-schwab.blogspot.com, 05 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To compete in para-snowboard at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and in para-cycling at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sporthilfe.at, 15 Apr 2013)
Impairment
He has incomplete paraplegia after his spinal cord was partially severed in a snowboarding accident in 2009. (Athlete, 22 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 33