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Jan Winther

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Partner Milla Emma Eriksen
Languages
Danish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting at age eight in Rodekro, Denmark.
Why this sport?
He was unable to join his father on hunting trips due to his impairment, so his father enrolled him in a shooting club. "I couldn't come because of the wheelchair. It simply couldn't be done. That's why we started talking about going to a shooting club. And then it just took off from there."
Club / Team
Bredstrup-Pjedsted Idraetsforening: Denmark
Name of coach
Jonas Jacobsson [national], SWE

General interest

Impairment
He was born with a spinal cord hernia, which resulted in paraplegia. At age three he was involved in a traffic accident and sustained a head injury. He underwent surgery which resulted in a hearing impairment. (globensport.dk, 25 Jul 2019; elbobladet.dk, 17 Jul 2019)