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Mads Andreassen

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Marte Bulie
Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Sport Management - Norwegian School of Sport Sciences: Oslo, NOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at age 28 in Beitostolen, Norway.
Why this sport?
He was recruited to a camp, and found the sport interesting.
Club / Team
Aron Skiklubb: Drammen, NOR
Name of coach
Egil Bryn [national], NOR

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Norway
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Hobbies
Golf, cross-country skiing. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Remember to have fun." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Impairment
Dysmelia resulted in him being born without a right arm. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the head of Norwegian Sport for Children and Youths, an organisation that offers free digital learning resources for secondary schools around the country. (Twitter profile, 22 Jan 2015, skiforbundet.no, 17 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 13
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 21
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 24
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 21