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John Oman

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jenna
Residence
Hudson, WI, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Manager
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics - University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2008.
Why this sport?
"[Skiing] makes you feel like everybody else. It makes you feel like a competitor. It gives you that chance to go out and compete and do your thing and be intense. And a lot of it too is making friends with other people that are in a similar situation."
Club / Team
Central Cross-Country Ski Team [CXC Skiing]: United States
Name of coach
Bill Pierce [club]; John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA
Training Regime
He trains in the evenings with a headlamp, or sometimes only a full moon, to guide him.

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, biking, hunting, camping, running, canoeing, softball, fishing. (teamusa.org, 10 Feb 2014)
Other sports
He played for the United States at the 2010 Amputee Hockey World Championships in Montreal, QB, Canada. (teamusa.org, 10 Feb 2014)
Impairment
He was born with a congenital condition that left him with no right forearm or hand. He has had an above-elbow amputation. (teamusa.org, 10 Feb 2014; hudsonstarobserver.com, 05 Mar 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a pricing manager at Medtronic, a technology company that specialises in medical devices and therapies. (teamusa.org, 10 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 18
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 31
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 32