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Nicholas Watts

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Bioengineering - University of Sydney: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
In 2000 at age 14, he was discovered at a ski camp where his instructor introduced him to the organiser of the New South Wales [NSW] Sports Council for the Disabled.
Name of coach
Christian Geiger [national]
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Wildschönau

General interest

Nicknames
Nick (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Injuries
He broke a leg in September 2009. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with bone cancer at age eight. The condition resulted in the amputation of the lower part of his left leg. (paralympic.org.au, 08 Dec 2011)

Results