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Pavel Bambousek

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Athlete, Marketing
Czech, English
Higher education
International Relations - Metropolitan University Prague: Czech Republic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Janske Lazne, Czech Republic.

International debut

Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Bambus (, 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing sixth in the overall standings for the 2016/17 European Cup season. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech snowboarder and alpine skier Ester Ledecka. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
He broke his leg in December 2016 and was sidelined for a month. (, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was nominated for the Man of the Year award by the Czech edition of Esquire magazine. (, 29 May 2017)
Other sports
He finished 11th at the 2016 European Para Golf Championships in Oldrichov u Duchcova, Czech Republic. (, Jun 2016)
He has paraplegia as the result of falling 10 metres from a bridge at age 17. (, 07 Oct 2019; Athlete, 08 Mar 2018;, 2015)
Other information
He combines Para alpine skiing with Para golf. "I try to train mainly on snow, but the possibilities are limited by the weather and, of course, time. Spring and autumn is a combination of work, golf and skiing, which is really challenging. But they complement each other perfectly and I am in competitions all year round. I like the skiing for its speed and golf for its precision and endurance." (, 18 Jul 2020)

He has worked as a regional manager for the Czech Golf Association for the Impaired [CZGDA], and as a marketing specialist for a medical company in the Czech Republic. (Facebook profile, 28 Nov 2021)

He has led a project in the Czech Republic warning children against reckless behaviour. "In youth, not every stupidity ends with laughter, but it can also be a serious injury and the consequences are for a lifetime. My goal is to pass on to teenagers my experience so that they can avoid it." (, 18 Jul 2020)


Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 15
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 19
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 20
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 14
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting 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 Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 18
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 9999