Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, German, Swedish
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to ski as a boy and took up the sport again following his accident.
Why this sport?
He was living in a ski area and decided to try something new.
Club / Team
Ski Club Arlberg: Austria
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
His wife, who died from cancer in 2009. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Try the impossible to reach the possible." (Facebook profile, 21 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named 2013 Disabled Sportsman of the Year at the 2014 Tirol Sports Gala in Innsbruck, Austria. (skiclubarlberg.at, 29 Apr 2015)
He has competed in triathlon, and finished 12th in the TRI-5 at the 2013 World Championships. (tirol.orf.at, 13 Jan 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2014)
He had a below-knee amputation following an accident at work. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
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