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Miroslav Lidinsky

Alpine Skiing | Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

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 began Para alpine skiing in 2009 in the Krkonose mountain range in the Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing "to motivate himself and other war veterans".
Name of coach
Radek Kozak [shooting Para sport, national]

International debut

Year
2012 [Para alpine skiing]
Competing for
Czech Republic

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, respectively. (usvitnarodnikoalice.cz, 2014)

In 2008 he received the Karel Kramar Medal for Heroism. (usvitnarodnikoalice.cz, 2014)
Other sports
He has competed internationally in Para alpine skiing, shooting Para sport, and Para golf. He represented the Czech Republic in alpine skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He participated at the world shooting Para sport championships in 2019 and 2021. He is a multiple European champion in Para golf, and has served as president of the Czech Golf Association for the Impaired [CZDGA]. (Paratrap Czech Facebook page, 26 Sep 2021; cnn.iprima.cz, 20 Aug 2021; sport.aktualne.cz, 30 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Dec 2021)
Impairment
In July 2007 he was serving with the Special Operations Group of the Czech military police in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded 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
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In August 2015 he was elected as the leader of the Dawn – National Coalition political party in the Czech Republic. The party dissolved in 2018. He has also served as president of the Czech Para Shooting Association and the Czech Golf Association for the Impaired [CZDGA]. (cnn.iprima.cz, 20 Aug 2021; alamy.com, 08 Aug 2015; Facebook profile, 26 Sep 2021; paralympic.org, 21 Jun 2021, 01 Aug 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also 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