Jesse Ehman

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Computer Science - University of Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, SK, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 14 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Why this sport?
He told his physiotherapist that he enjoyed shooting, so his physiotherapist introduced him to Para Nordic ski coach Jeff Whiting. He then took up biathlon and cross-country skiing.

General interest

Hobbies
Shooting, snowmobiling, fishing, outdoor activities, playing the drums. (nordiqcanada.ca, 01 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He has represented Canada in both Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at World Cup level. (sirc.ca, 12 Dec 2021; db.ipc-services.org, 12 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He was born 16 weeks prematurely. Before he was age one month, an intravenous [IV] line in his left arm became infected. He had his arm amputated to stop the infection spreading. (thestarphoenix.com, 17 Feb 2016)