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Marty Mayberry

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Medicine - University of Sydney: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-skiing in 2004.
Why this sport?
He grew up skiing prior to the amputation of his legs and returned to the sport following his rehabilitation.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Abtenau

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father. (APC, 13 Mar 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, Australian track cyclist Anna Meares, Australian para-skier Michael Milton. (APC, 13 Mar 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the change you want to see in the world." [Ghandi] (abc.net.au, 11 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He contracted meningococcal meningitis at age 16. He fell into a two-week coma and required both his legs to be amputated below the knee. (APC, 13 Mar 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from para-alpine skiing following the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (paralympic.org, 26 Oct 2012; paralympic.org.au, 09 Dec 2010)

NUMB FEET
His father took him skiing to Thredbo, NSW, Australia, before his legs were amputated. He remembers the experience and describes the sensation of skiing with his prosthetics as like skiing with 'numb feet'. (smh.com.au, 12 Feb 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 33
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 19
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 21
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 9999
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 24
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 8
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 7
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 6
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 6