Kieran Nimmo

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Residence
Strathaven, SCO
Occupation
Sales
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing in 2002 in Glasgow, Scotland, and began racing at age nine.
Why this sport?
"Skiing has been an integral part of my life since my fourth birthday. My present was a block of ski lessons with a man who would later become one of my first race coaches. From this point I trained on a weekly basis, two nights a week. Every school holiday I could either be found in the Alps or at my local training centre."

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Most influential person in career
British para-alpine skier Millie Knight, his grandfather. (sportsaid.org.uk, 2015; Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
US para-alpine skier Josh Sundquist. (sportsaid.org.uk, 2015)
Injuries
In 2016 he was troubled by tendinopathy in his Achilles tendon. (cumbernauld-news.co.uk, 11 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He took part in the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He has one arm. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Other information
AUTHOR
In December 2013 he published the novel 'Silent Dreams'. (LinkedIn profile, Sep 2016; smashwords.com, Dec 2013)