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Nico Pajantschitsch

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Globasnitz, AUT
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
English, Geography - University of Klagenfurt: Austria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took his first skiing lessons at age four at Petzen, Austria.
Why this sport?
His father was friends with Walter Lackner, who won a gold medal in alpine skiing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. "I did ski races in school with his son so he thought I should try Para ski races."
Club / Team
SC Petzen: Austria
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Austria
Location
Austria

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, football, ice hockey. (meinbezirk.at, 17 Feb 2015)
Hero / Idol
Italian alpine skier Christof Innerhofer. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He broke his collarbone in November 2017. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Male Young Athlete of the Year by the Austrian Disabled Sports Association [OBSV]. (parasport.at, 26 Feb 2016)
Impairment
He was born without his right forearm. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 12
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 13
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 6
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 6
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 15
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 11
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 14
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 16
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 12
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 9
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 11
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 8
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 8
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 11