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Miroslav Haraus

Miroslav Haraus

Alpine Skiing
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It was not until 2015, after 13 years of trying, that Haraus finally got his hands on his first world title with guide Maros Hudik.

A serial medallist at World Championships and Paralympic Winter Games since 2009, Haraus was the nearly man of men’s visually impaired skiing despite being a good all-rounder in both speed and technical events.

However in the super combined at the Worlds, Haraus and Hudik pulled out a sensational slalom run to take top spot on the podium, improving from their third place after the super-G.

Haraus will be hoping it will be third time lucky at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, where he will target his first Paralympic title.

In 2016-17, Haraus will get to defend his title at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy.

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Maros Hudik, SVK, from 2013

Further personal information

Residence
Lubovec, SVK
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
Czech, English, Polish, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age 12.
Why this sport?
He found the sport relaxing, and loved the feeling of winning when he competed.
Club / Team
Zilinsky Sportovy Klub: Žilina, SVK
Name of coach
Roman Petrik [national], SVK; Martin Makovnik [personal], SVK

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Wildschönau, AUT

General interest

Nicknames
Mirsher (Athlete, 16 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Travel, spending time in the mountains, sport, music, dancing. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Zinedine Zidane. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics and goalball. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He has nystagmus, a condition that causes involuntary eye movement. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually impaired Final Round 8
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 8
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 7
Men's Super-G Visually impaired Final Round 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's Downhill Visually impaired Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's Super Combined Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 8
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom VI Final 2009-02-20 3
Men's Super-G VI Final 2009-02-23 1
Men's Super-G VI Run 2 2009-02-24 3
Men's Downhill VI Final 2009-02-28 6
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Final 2011-01-16 4
Men's Super-G VI Final 2011-01-18 5
Men's Super-Combined VI Final 2011-01-19 4
Men's Slalom VI Final 2011-01-20 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Final 2011-01-21 6
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 5
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2013-02-20 7
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2013-02-21 5
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-24 2
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2013-02-25 2
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 2
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2015-03-04 3
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 3
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2015-03-07 1
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 2
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2017-01-25 3
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2017-01-26 4
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 4
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-10 9999
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 3
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 1
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 4
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired 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 VI Race 1 2019-01-21 4
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-23 2
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2019-01-30 9999
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2019-01-31 3
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 3