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Gernot Morgenfurt

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion, Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B2
Guide
Christoph Gmeiner, AUT

Further personal information

Family
Wife Susanne, son Ralph
Residence
Weissensee, AUT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2015 in Leogang, Austria.
Why this sport?
He had learned how to ski as a child.
Club / Team
WSV Weissensee: Austria
Name of coach
Roland Helmberger [national], AUT

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Austria
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, hiking, unicycling. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
"Nobody but myself." (Athlete, 05 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Austrian Para alpine skier Markus Salcher. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Others speak, I just do it." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (kleinezeitung.at, 20 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1993. In 2005 he was diagnosed with a visual impairment. (meinbezirk.at, 03 Dec 2015; gernot-morgenfurt.at, 01 Nov 2015)
Other information
BOOK
In 2013 he released the book 'Wie ich mein Handikap verbessere' [How to Improve My Handicap], a guide intended to help people living with an impairment. (gernot-morgenfurt.at, 01 Nov 2015; amazon.de, 23 May 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 8
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 4
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 9
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 5
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-21 8
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-23 5
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2019-01-31 6
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 7