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Jamie Stanton

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Analyst
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Finance - University of Denver: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His parents put him on skis for the first time at age three in Michigan, United States of America. "I played able-bodied sports for most of my life. I was introduced to Paralympic sport in 2011."
Why this sport?
"A friend convinced me to enter the Michigan Adaptive Sports State Championship ski race. After winning back-to-back titles at the state championship, I was introduced to Erik Petersen of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Petersen brought me to my first race camp in Breckenridge, Colorado, [United States of America] and from there, I was hooked on international competition."

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
United States
Location
Copper Mountain, CO, USA

General interest

Nicknames
Jamie (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Golf, ice hockey, hiking and being outdoors. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His father Michael Stanton, US alpine skier Bode Miller. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He broke his left ankle at the 2016 World Cup Finals in Aspen, CO, United States of America. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with a Pioneer Award by the University of Denver in Colorado, United States of America. The honour is given to a senior student who best exemplifies the pioneer spirit in their efforts on campus and in the local community. (denverpioneers.com, 07 Jun 2017)

He was named Adaptive Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Annual Recognition Awards in the United States of America. (aspentimes.com, 09 Oct 2016)

He was named Male Athlete of the Month for January 2016 by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (LinkedIn profile, Aug 2016)

He was named the 2013 Freshman of the Year by the University of Denver. (LinkedIn profile, Aug 2016)
Impairment
At age six months his right leg was amputated below the knee because of fibular hemimelia [growth deficiency of the fibula]. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; teamusa.org, Mar 2014; dailycamera.com, 14 Feb 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He indicated that 2018 would be his last year as a ski racer before he takes up a position as a securities analyst for an investment banking and financial services corporation in New York, NY, United States of America. "Although it is bittersweet to be competing in my final season, I am very excited for all the opportunities ahead of me in life." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; Linkedin profile, 01 Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 6
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 22
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 13
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 20
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 13
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 17
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 4
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 14
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 3