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Martin Hewitt

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Wilmslow, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Consultant, Veteran
Higher education
Royal Military Academy : Sandhurst, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-skiing two months after being wounded in Afghanistan.
Why this sport?
Before being shot in the arm in Afghanistan, Hewitt was a ski instructor so it was natural for him to continue skiing with his impairment.
Club / Team
Combined Services Disabled Ski Team [CSDST]: Great Britain
Name of coach
Mark Scorgie

General interest

Other sports
He also took part competitively in athletics. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He was shot in the right arm and left foot while serving in the British Army in Afghanistan in 2007. The bullet severed his brachial artery, paralysing his right arm. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Other information
WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED
He is part of Walking with the Wounded, an organisation that organises adventure trips for injured armed forces personnel. In 2011 he was part of the first team of people [including His Royal Highness Prince Harry] with an impairment to walk to the North Pole without support. The walk was filmed, and a documentary called 'Harry's Arctic Heroes' aired on British television. Another special called 'Harry's Mountain Heroes' showed him setting up an expedition. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010; martinhewitt.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 22
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 23