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Josh Elliott

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Samantha
Residence
San Diego, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Business - Yakima Valley Community College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para alpine skiing in December 2011 in Breckenridge, CO, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was invited to an event organised by Disabled Sports USA and was fast-tracked into the sport. "I had 15 years snowboarding as an able-bodied athlete. Skiing gave me a way to be on the mountain again."
Club / Team
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club: United States
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Aspen, CO, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Riding motorcycles, flying drones, swimming, kayaking, playing computer games. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
US Para alpine skier Chris Devlin-Young. (aspentimes.com, 22 Jan 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can't do what I used to do exactly the same way I used to do it, but I do what I do now better than ever before." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To finish in the top five at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (disabledsportsusa.org, 16 Aug 2017)
Impairment
In April 2011 he stepped on an improvised explosive device [IED] while serving with the United States Marine Corps in Sangin, Afghanistan. Both of his legs were amputated above the knee and he lost three fingers on his left hand. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; joshthemonoskier.com, 12 Jan 2015)
Other information
VETERAN
He is a retired US Marine Corps sergeant, with 10 years of service. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He studied computer systems networking and telecommunications at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, WA, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2015-03-04 12
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 18
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 20
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 10
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 6
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 6
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9999