Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing in the 1992/93 northern hemisphere winter in Sorenberg, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
Skiing was a family tradition. "I love it. Skiing is my religion, and the mountains are my church."
Club / Team
Skiclub Habkern: Switzerland
Name of coach
Bjorn Bruhin [national], SUI; Tanja Frieden, SUI
Jochi, Chicken, Fifty [because he wears a protection vest like rapper 50 Cent]. (jochi.ch, 12 Dec 2012; Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Skiing, running, driving, longboard, trail running, kayaking. (jochi.ch, 12 Dec 2012; Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in the top 10 at the 2013 World Championships in La Molina, Spain, and qualifying for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Reini Linder. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Ted Ligety, former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014; Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always races while wearing a bandana. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The sky's the limit. Impossible is just an opinion." (jochi.ch, 12 Dec 2012; Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
To compete at a Paralympic Winter Games, to run a mountain marathon, and to continue enjoying his life. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
He was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita [AMC]. The condition has resulted in underdeveloped arms and fingers, as well as stiff joints. (shredoptics.com, 07 Jun 2011)
|Men's Slalom Standing||Race 1||2013-02-24||9|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2013-02-26||17|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Final Round||2014-03-09||16|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Final Round||2014-03-13||23|
|Men's Super Combined Standing||Final Round||2014-03-14||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final Round||2014-03-15||19|