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Nico Messinger

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Robin Wunderle

Further personal information

Family
Partner Sarah
Residence
Freiburg, GER
Occupation
Sales
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Nordic skiing at age 12 in Freiburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
"I've always been enthusiastic about sport. Above all, I enjoy the varied training [for Para Nordic skiing], as in summer I also train on my bike, on foot, or with a roller ski. Outdoor sports are just comforting for me."
Club / Team
Ring der Korperbehinderten Freiburg: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling. (nordski.de, 15 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (ring-freiburg.de, 01 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Johannes Hosflot Klaebo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He suffered a hairline fracture to his ankle joint during the off-season in 2018. (badische-zeitung.de, 12 Dec 2018)

A muscular problem in his leg forced him to withdraw from the 12.5km standing race at the 2017 World Cup event in Canmore, AB, Canada. (sportschau.de, 18 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Germany's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2013 World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (nordski.de, Feb 2013)

He received the 2011 Youth Sports Medal in Freiburg, Germany. (ring-freiburg.de, Mar 2012)
Other sports
He competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nordski.de, 31 Jan 2022)
Impairment
He was born with a vision impairment. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Final 2013-02-25 16
Men's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 9999
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2013-03-01 9999
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2013-03-03 9999
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 12
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 9
Men's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 9
Open Relay Final 2015-02-01 6
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 9999
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 10
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 4
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 9
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 9
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 5
Men's 15km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 10
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 7
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2019-02-16 10
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 9
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 4
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 8
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 9999
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 3
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 9999