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Petr Drahos

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Analyst, Finance
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Communications, Engineering, Transport and Logistics - Czech Technical University in Prague: Czech Republic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing at age 26 at the Kaunertal Glacier in Austria.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport as part of his rehabilitation. "I wanted to motivate other disabled people."
Name of coach
Pavel Fiser, CZE

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family, spending time outdoors, sport. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing 11th in slalom at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Pavel Fiser. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
In early 2016 he suffered four broken ribs while training in Austria. (petr-drahos.cz, 10 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's fun, especially as everyone can enjoy it. You can enjoy it even more when you are faster than others." (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Impairment
In April 2011, on his 25th birthday, he was involved in a paragliding accident. A strong gust of wind damaged his wing and he fell on to rocks. He had 10 operations and remained in hospital until late 2011. (petr-drahos.cz, 24 Sep 2014; petrdrahos.webnode.cz, Sep 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has a master's degree in air transportation from the Czech Technical University in Prague. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 9999