- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - giant slalom, slalom, super-combined
- 2016-17 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup: Overall - third, Slalom - first, super-G - second
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With very little experience under his belt, Jeroen Kampschreur sprang a surprise at his first World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, in January 2017, by claiming three golds in the men’s giant slalom, slalom and super-combined sitting. He became the first Dutch Para alpine skier to win a world title.
He also enjoyed a great World Cup season, finishing first in the slalom rankings and second in the super-G to end third overall. In 2018, he will be one to look out for at his maiden Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Kampschreur was born without shinbones due to a limb deficiency, which resulted in both legs being amputated above the knee. He took up alpine skiing on a bi-unique ski at the artificial ski slope in Huizen, the Netherlands.
He also practiced wheelchair basketball and even represented his country in junior categories until 2015, when he decided to fully devote himself to alpine skiing. He is also an ambassador of the Johan Cruyff Foundation, which encourages young people to take up sports.