Landon McGauley

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was an able-bodied skier from age 12 until his accident in 2010. He began competing in para-skiing in 2011.
Why this sport?
After his accident the High Fives Foundation donated a sit-ski to him so that he could return to skiing.

General interest

Nicknames
Lando (disabledskiingbc.com, 27 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live your life, love your life, no regrets. Live, learn and move forward positively." (disabledskiingbc.com, 27 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
He was inducted into the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association 'Pool of Fame' in 2012, in recognition of his skiing achievements. He swam for the club prior to his accident. (bcsummerswimming.com, 01 Jan 2012)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after sustaining a spinal cord injury in a downhill mountain bike race in 2010. (highfivesfoundation.com, 20 Nov 2012)