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Kristian Moen

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
SB-LL1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Norwegian
Higher education
Business, Finance - University of Denver: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding at age eight.
Why this sport?
His father got him involved in the sport. He did not immediately enjoy it and fell often, but decided to keep trying after a physiotherapist told him he could not snowboard. "That was the main motivation as to learning to snowboard."
Club / Team
Funkis Snowboardklubb: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Morten Skogheim Kleivdal [national]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Socialising with friends, playing video games. (olympiatoppen.no, 14 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (aftenposten.no, 15 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian snowboarder Stian Sivertzen. (olympiatoppen.no, 14 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In January 2017 he fractured the femur bone in his leg at a World Cup event in the United States of America. He returned to training seven months later. (snowboardforbundet.no, 30 Aug 2017; mynewsdesk.com, 28 Jan 2017)
Milestones
He became the first Para snowboarder representing Norway to win a medal at the world championships, when he claimed silver in the men's SB-LL1 snowboard cross event at the 2015 edition in La Molina, Spain. (paralympic.org, 06 Jul 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (stiftelsenvi.no, 26 Oct 2020; magazine.du.edu, 10 Nov 2021)
Other information
STUDYING OVERSEAS
He began studying business analytics and finance at the University of Denver in Colorado, United States of America, after he was awarded the university's Willy Schaeffler Scholarship Fund [WSSF] in February 2020. "[The scholarship] has also given me the opportunity to both go to school and compete at the same time, which to me is very important." (stiftelsenvi.no, 01 Oct 2020, 26 Oct 2020; magazine.du.edu, 10 Nov 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPCAS Para Snowboard World Championships La Molina (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-24 2
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-28 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-12 9
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-16 7
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2019-03-27 7
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2019-03-30 5