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Reinhold Sampl

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Residence
Salzburg, AUT
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three. He took up para-skiing after his accident in 1996.
Why this sport?
He took up para-skiing as a form of rehabilitation from his injuries.
Club / Team
USK Muhr: Austria
Name of coach
Manuel Hujara [national]
Coach from which country?
Austria

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Reini (vancouver2010.com, 10 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Handcycling, basketball, triathlon, bungee-jumping, motorsport. (oepc.at, 10 Dec 2010, kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anyone can make their own luck." (sampl-reini.at, 10 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He has competed at national championships in both handcycling and wheelchair basketball. (myhandicap.de, 24 Jan 2013. kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He fractured two vertebrae in a training accident in 1996, resulting in paraplegia. (myhandicap.de, 24 Jan 2013)
Other information
COMPANY
He has his own company named Xsampl. The business creates clothes for people living with impairments and reduced mobility. (sampl-reini.at, 10 Dec 2010, xsampl.com, 18 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW12 Final Round 5
Men's Downhill LW12 Final Round 4
Men's Super-G LW12 Final Round 9
Men's Giant Slalom LW12 Final Round 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 10
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 7
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 5
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 7
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 5
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 16
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 12
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2009-02-28 6
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2011-01-16 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2011-01-18 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 4
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 9999