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Luisa Grube

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Luca Traichel

Further personal information

Residence
Innsbruck, AUT
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Education - University of Innsbruck: Austria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three.
Why this sport?
Skiing is a popular sport in her family. "My family is enthusiastic about skiing. We often went on skiing holidays, and it was my dad who taught me how to ski. I played football and handball, and did weight training, but my passion was always skiing."
Club / Team
SSV Norten-Hardenberg [GER] / SSG Blista Marburg [GER]:
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER

General interest

Hero / Idol
German Para alpine skier Noemi Ristau. (hna.de, 07 Jan 2019)
Injuries
A knee injury prevented her from competing at a World Cup event in January 2021. (sportbuzzer.de, 25 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Female Para Athlete of the Year in Norten-Hardenberg, Germany. (hsgph.de, 01 May 2019)
Famous relatives
Her father Marko served as a skiing coach at the SSV Norten-Hardenberg club in Germany. Her brother Dennis served as her guide during races until 2019. (hna.de, 20 Apr 2020; goettinger-tageblatt.de, 16 Dec 2019; hna.de, 07 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hna.de, 01 Sep 2021)
Impairment
She was born with glaucoma and cataracts. (sportbuzzer.de, 25 Jan 2021)
Other information
AUSTRIAN BASE
In order to improve her training conditions ahead of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, she relocated from Norten-Hardenberg, Germany, to Innsbruck, Austria, where she also began studying educational science. "Here I have optimal training opportunities." (hna.de, 01 Sep 2021, 17 Feb 2021; einbeck-news.de, 01 Sep 2021; sportbuzzer.de, 25 Jan 2021; northeim-news.de, 12 Dec 2019)

RECLASSIFICATION
In 2021 she was reclassified from B3 to B2 after her vision deteriorated. "Now I have to rely even more on my guide, which is actually not that bad. Before I used to concentrate more on what I saw myself." (hna.de, 01 Sep 2021; sportbuzzer.de, 25 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lillehammer 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2022-01-20 9999
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2022-01-22 11