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Martin Braxenthaler

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-2

Further personal information

Residence
Germany
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing in 1995, a year after his accident.
Why this sport?
"After my accident I just wanted to be able to ski with my friends again."
Club / Team
ESV-Traunstein: Traunstein, GER

International debut

Year
1997

General interest

Nicknames
Hase, Rabbit (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Fishing, historic cars, kayak, golf, swimming (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; martin-braxenthaler.de, 14 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
"My first Paralympic win." (dguv.de, 06 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you aren't striving for high goals, you aren't living life to the fullest." (dguv.de, 06 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the Jetzt-erst-recht-Preis [a Bavarian sports award] in 2006. In 2007 he won the Laureus Award. (martin-braxenthaler.de, 14 Dec 2011)
Impairment
A workplace accident in 1994 resulted in paraplegia. (dguv-aug.de, 14 Dec 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW10 Final Round 8
Men's Giant Slalom LW10 Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G LW10 Final Round 3
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 1
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 1
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 1
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 1
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 12
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW10 Final Round 1
Men's Giant Slalom LW10 Final Round 1
Men's Super-G LW10 Final Round 1
Men's Downhill LW10 Final Round 1
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 3
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-21 4
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2009-02-23 1
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 4