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Line Damgaard

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Occupation
Medical Specialist
Languages
Danish, English, German, Swedish
Higher education
Health Science - Jonkoping University: Sweden

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport in 1989 in Norway, and began Para skiing after her amputation.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed the sport and found it challenging.
Name of coach
Visti Lindemann [national]

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Denmark
Location
Chamrousse, FRA

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Peter Balle. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
She was Denmark's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
In October 2000 she had her right leg amputated above the knee because of cancer. (sahva.dk, 2016; dhif.dk, 2016; Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works at Drevelin, an orthotics and prosthetics medical company in Bergen, Norway. (Facebook profile, 24 Jul 2017)

NATIONAL FIRST
In 2014 she became the first female representing Denmark to compete in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games when she took part in the slalom and giant slalom standing events in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 12
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 15