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Miroslav Lidinsky

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SG-L

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Nový Knín, CZE
Occupation
Sports Administrator, Veteran
Languages
Czech, English, Russian
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - University of South Bohemia: Ceské Budejovice, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para golf and Para alpine skiing in 2010. He then got involved in Para trap shooting in 2018.
Why this sport?
He was an avid footballer, diver and parachutist prior to his amputation and wanted to remain involved in sport. "Para sports were the second thing that occurred to me [other than to return to active service], and I started to look for information."

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 13th in standing slalom at the 2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2008 and 2009 he was presented with the Silver and Bronze Merit Cross of the Czech Ministry of Defence. (usvitnarodnikoalice.cz, 2014)

In 2008 he was given the Karel Kramar Medal for Heroism. (usvitnarodnikoalice.cz, 2014)
Other sports
He is a multiple European champion in Para golf, and has served as president of the Czech Disabled Golf Association [CZDGA]. He has also competed in both Para alpine skiing and shooting Para sport. He represented the Czech Republic in trap at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Lonato del Garda, Italy, and in alpine skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sport.aktualne.cz, 30 Nov 2018)
Impairment
In July 2007 he was serving with the Special Operations Group of the Czech military police in Afghanistan. A member of the Taliban fired a rocket-propelled grenade that landed between his legs and blew off his left ankle. He had to have his left leg amputated below the knee. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; xman.idnes.cz, 09 Feb 2011)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He studied at the Military University of the Ground Forces in Vyskov, Czech Republic. (xman.idnes.cz, 09 Feb 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 23
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 13
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 18
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 21
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 18
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 19
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 30
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 26
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 21