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Michael Bruegger

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
Plasselb, SUI
Languages
English, French, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1991.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the competitive nature of the sport.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Switzerland

General interest

Hobbies
Motocross, motorcycling, fitness training. (michaelbruegger.com, 24 Nov 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In January 2015 he fractured his left leg in three places while competing at the World Cup event in St Moritz, Switzerland. He returned to training in December 2016. (freiburger-nachrichten.ch, 17 Jan 2015; michaelbruegger.com, 07 Feb 2017)

In April 2014 he underwent surgery on his left leg to remove a surgical pin that had been put there during a previous operation. It took him six months to fully recover. (freiburger-nachrichten.ch, 17 Jan 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go for it." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born missing the lower part of his right leg. (michaelbruegger.com, 24 Nov 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW4 Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom LW4 Final Round 2
Men's Super-G LW4 Final Round 5
Men's Downhill LW4 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 6
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 8
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 13
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 12
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 22
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 13
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW4 Final Round 4
Men's Giant Slalom LW4 Final Round 5
Men's Super-G LW4 Final Round 6
Men's Downhill LW4 Final Round 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 7
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 6
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 3
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 3
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 5
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 2
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 7
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 5
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 6
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 5
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 9
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 2
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 3
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 6
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 5
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 17
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 21
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999