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Nadja Baumgartner

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2

Further personal information

Residence
Zollikofen, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Psychology - University of Freiburg: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first took to the slopes at the age of four.
Why this sport?
Her mother taught her to ski.
Name of coach
Bjorn Bruhin

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, sports, goalball, playing the accordion. (swissparalympicskiteam.ch, 14 Jan 2013)
Injuries
In 2006 she was forced to miss the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin after breaking her fibula and tibia. (derbund.ch, 26 Feb 2010)
Impairment
She is completely blind in her left eye and has low general vision in her right, due to a number of conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, nystagmus, iris coloboma, and myopia. (derbund.ch, 26 Feb 2010; swissparalympicskiteam.ch, 14 Jan 2013)