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Gerd Schoenfelder

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
He has two children.
Residence
Germany
Occupation
Technician
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

Handedness
Left

International debut

Year
1990

General interest

Nicknames
Schoni, 'Stier von Kulmain' ['the Bull from Kulmain]. (vancouver2010.com, 2010; welt.de, 2012)
Hobbies
Family, football, cycling, scuba-diving, golf, travel, reading. (gerd-schoenfelder.de, 01 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he became the first para-athlete to win the 'Champion of the Year Award' in Germany, a prize elected by fellow elite German athletes. "There is probably nothing better than to be chosen by such a select circle of German world-class athletes." (Welt.de, 28 Sep 2012)

He won a Paralympic Sports Award in 2011 in the category for Best Male Athlete. (paralympic.org, 19 Feb 2012)
Impairment
He lost his right arm and three fingers of his left hand in a train accident in 1989 when he was 19. Five months after the accident he was back on his skis. (talbronstein.org, 2011; paralympic.org, 19 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games (Albertville, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom LW1,3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Men's Downhill LW1,3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Men's Super-G LW1,3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 1
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 1
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 3
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 1
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 1
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 1
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 1
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Men's Super-G LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Men's Slalom LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 1
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW5/7 Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom LW5/7 Final Round 2
Men's Downhill LW5/7 Final Round 1
Men's Super-G LW5/7 Final Round 2
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW1,3,5/7 Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom LW1,3,5/7 Final Round 3
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 4
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 1
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 1
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 2
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 2
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 1
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 1
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 1
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 2
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 2
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 3
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 2