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Grant Taylor

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Residence
Cockermouth, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para skiing in France.
Why this sport?
He previously competed in Para swimming, but switched to Para skiing when his condition worsened and the muscles in his wrists became too weak. "My auntie lives in a French ski resort and we went there a couple of years ago [speaking in 2017]. I used to snowboard but it was suggested I try a sit-on ski. I wasn't keen but thought I would give it a go. I got the hang of it quickly and really enjoyed it. I picked it up really quickly and became obsessed with skiing."

General interest

Other sports
He competed in the Great Britain swimming trials ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (newsandstar.co.uk, 18 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (ITV News YouTube channel, 10 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He has hereditary motor neuropathy, a muscle wasting condition that began to affect him at age 12. (justgiving.com, 14 Aug 2017)