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Hugo Thomas

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2

Further personal information

Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1990 at age eight.
Why this sport?
He felt it was an exciting challenge and loves the adrenalin rush the sport gives him.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Switzerland

General interest

Hobbies
Goalball, skiing, paragliding, music. (hugothomas.ch, 31 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Nadja Baningartner, a friend of his who is also involved in skiing. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Injuries
He injured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his knee during the 2011/12 season. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He received the Swiss Paralympic Newcomer of the Year Award in 2013. (plusport.ch, 18 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He has been visually impaired since birth. (swissparalympic.ch, 05 Feb 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2013-02-20 6
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2013-02-21 3
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 9999