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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Anna SCHAFFELHUBER - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Anna SCHAFFELHUBER

    Birth Date:  26 Jan 1993
    Age:  25
    Gender:   Female


    Anna SCHAFFELHUBER - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 10:30EST
    Women's Downhill, Sitting 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 10:17EST
    Women's Downhill, Sitting
    Sun, 11 Mar 10:32EST
    Women's Super-G, Sitting
    Tue, 13 Mar 10:40EST
    Women's Super Combined, Sitting Super-G
    Tue, 13 Mar 15:42EST
    Women's Super Combined, Sitting Slalom
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Women's Giant Slalom, Sitting Run 1
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Women's Giant Slalom, Sitting Run 2
    Sun, 18 Mar 10:30EST
    Women's Slalom, Sitting Run 1
    Sun, 18 Mar 13:07EST
    Women's Slalom, Sitting Run 2


    EST: Estimated Start Time

    Biographical Information

    Paralympic Games
    1Downhill, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS1:35.55
    1Slalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:09.93
    1Giant Slalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:51.26
    1Super-G, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS1:29.11
    1Super Combined, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:33.30
    3Super-G, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:38.25
    4Slalom, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:20.35
    4Super Combined, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:52.84
    7Giant Slalom, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN3:20.29
    World Championships
    1Downhill, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:18.05
    1Slalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:34.31
    1Super Combined, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA2:00.27
    1Giant Slalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:14.82
    1Super-G, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:27.65
    1Slalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:26.18
    1Slalom, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:48.80
    1Giant Slalom, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA2:31.73
    1Super Combined, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA2:31.62
    2Giant Slalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA2:24.90
    2Super-G, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:09.42
    2Slalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:03.38
    2Super Combined, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:06.10
    2Giant Slalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:31.23
    2Super-G, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:22.65
    3Downhill, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:38.06
    3Downhill, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:44.17
    3Super Combined, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:08.05
    4Downhill, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:37.59
    4Super-G, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:33.56
    Nickname Anni (annaschaffelhuber.de, 10 Dec 2010)
    Occupation Student
    Education Economics, Law, Mathematics - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
    Languages spoken English, French, German
    Club name TSV Bayerbach [Germany]
    Coach Justus Wolf [national], GER (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
    Debut 2010 for Germany, in Abtenau, Austria (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
    Start She first tried skiing at age five in Kaunertal, Austria. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
    Reason As a child she wanted to be included in all the activities her brothers and her friends were doing, which included skiing. "I wanted to ski like my brothers and I had so much fun. This sport gives me a certain freedom in movement and speed. I feel independent and inspired, and I want to do it for a long time." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014; annaschaffelhuber.de, 05 Feb 2013)
    Ambition To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (dbs-npc.de, 28 Nov 2015)
    Memorable Achievement Winning five gold medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 18 Dec 2015)
    Hero German Para alpine skier Martin Braxenthaler. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Influence Her family, and German Para alpine skier Martin Braxenthaler. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Rituals "My ritual is to do everything the same. I have the same schedule each time I race." (paralympic.org, 14 Jan 2015)
    Philosophy "You have to win the race or you are in the fence. You have to push the limits." (Beth D. Dixon YouTube channel, 22 Nov 2016)
    Awards In 2015 she was named Best Female Athlete by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

    In 2014 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in Germany. (bundespraesident.de, 05 May 2014)

    She was named the 2014 Para Sportswoman of the Year by BVS Bayern in Germany. (dbs-npc.de, 01 Apr 2014)

    She was flag bearer for Germany at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sport1.de, 2011)

    She has been named Para Sportswoman of the Year by the German Paralympic Committee on five occasions. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; dbs-npc.de, 28 Nov 2015, 29 Nov 2014)
    Additional information

    LW10-2 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Spinal Cord Injuries (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

    Origin of Impairment
    Congenital (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

    Impairment Details
    She was born with incomplete paraplegia. In 2009 this developed into complete paraplegia. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; Beth D. Dixon YouTube channel, 22 Nov 2016)

    She intends to retire from the sport after the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "Next season [2017/18] I want to show my best in every race and I will give it my all. After the Winter Games in Pyeongchang I will retire from the sport." (paralympic.org, 21 Aug 2017)

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