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Martin Wuerz

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Maissau, AUT
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Customs Officer, Fitness Centre Worker
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Technical University of Vienna: Austria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
In 2007 he was invited to a Lower Austrian Disabled Sports Association [NOVSV] youth sports day in Sankt Polten, Austria. "This day changed my life and mental state like no other. I got to know children and adolescents with much worse amputations, who were even worse off from the disability than I was. I also met world champions and Paralympic winners, who despite amputation travelled all over the world and did professional sports."
Club / Team
Lower Austrian Disabled Sports Association [NOVSV]: Austria
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT
Training Regime
He trains daily during the off-season, completing up to 12 training sessions a week.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Austria
Location
Austria

General interest

Hobbies
Volleyball, cycling, running. (zollski2019.at, 15 Aug 2018)
Impairment
At age 13 his left hand was amputated after fireworks exploded while he was holding them. (martinwuerz.at, 01 Aug 2017)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
In 2018 he opened a fitness centre in Maissau, Austria. "In Maissau and the surrounding area, there was no gym. Also, I want to build a foothold in the field [personal training and fitness]." (Facebook page, 15 Nov 2018; noen.at, 24 May 2018)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied coaching at the Federal Sports Academy Graz in Austria, and mechanical engineering at HTL Hollabrunn in Austria. (martinwuerz.at, 01 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 18
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 16
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 14
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 7
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 7
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 18
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 17
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 7
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 12
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 8
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 10
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 10
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 10
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 6