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Morgan Perrin

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Residence
Whistler, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four.
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national]
Coach from which country?
Canada
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Nicknames
Morgy (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Crossing the finish line in the downhill event at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (alpinecanada.org, 24 Jan 2013)
Hero / Idol
Canadian alpine skier Steve Podborski. (canski.org, 25 Feb 2008)
Injuries
He broke his foot in training at the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, Italy, forcing him to miss the event. (paralympic.org, 30 Nov 2011)

He sustained a double compression fracture to his back after crashing during the World Cup finals in Whistler, British Columbia, in 2009. (alpinecanada.org, 24 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Ski racing is a mental test just as much as it is a physical one, so don't let other people screw up your race plans." (canski.org, 25 Feb 2008)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 30 Nov 2011)
Impairment
He was born without hands and feet. (alpinecanada.org, 24 Jan 2013)
Other information
PROSTHESES
He had prosthetic hands and feet developed by the PERSEUS research group, which allowed him to correctly position his centre of mass over his skis. The Vancouver Orthopedic Group also contributed to the fabrication and the Canadian War Amps paid for the prostheses. (usherbrooke.ca, 30 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 21
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 20
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 15
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 15
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 19
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 20
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 23
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 11