Greg Mallory

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Occupation
Lawyer
Languages
English
Higher education
Law - Oregon State, Willamette University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He is the youngest of four siblings in a skiing family, so naturally took up the sport as a child, about age five. He began sit skiing after his accident during his final year of law school.
Why this sport?
He took up sit skiing after his accident, as a way to keep fit during the winter.
Name of coach
John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA

General interest

Hobbies
Kayaking, handcycling, skiing. (usskiteam.com, 15 Mar 2011)
Injuries
He had to take time out of training in 2008 when he became ill after his kayaking trip to Bhutan. (usskiteam.com, 15 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He is an elite whitewater kayaker. (theadrenalist.com, 20 Mar 2013)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the waist down as a result of skiing accident in 1994. "Since I remained conscious, I was aware that I was paralysed pretty quickly. After a back surgery and three weeks in rehab, the result was that I was completely paralysed below my belt line due to a bruised spinal cord." (nationalgeographic.com, 14 May 2013; usparalympics.org, 15 Mar 2011)
Other information
RIVER CROSSING
He became the first man with an impairment to kayak the Nangde Chu river in the Himalayan region of Bhutan. The trip was filmed and shown as a documentary on television called Adventure Bhutan. (rollingpix.blogsport.com, 01 May 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 18
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 24
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 26