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Lou Gibson

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12, LW12

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing in 2004. He began para-cross country skiing in 2005.
Why this sport?
He started skiing as a form of cross training but found his body responded better to skiing than any other sport.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Canada
Location
Vernon, BC

General interest

Impairment
He was involved in a cycling accident while training for a triathlon in 2003. He spent six months in rehabilitation. "After my accident I was paralysed from the waist down for two-and-a-half years. Now I am standing and walking. I don't know what the end result will be but I keep getting better. I stay open-minded." (straight.com, 11 Mar 2010; paralympic.ca, 01 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Sitting Final Round 18
Men's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 23
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 29
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 29
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 27