Reinhold Schett just missed out on his first career Paralympic medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Games. He went head-to-head with the USA’s Noah Elliott in the snowboard-cross bronze medal race but could not hold on.
On his World Championships debut in 2017, Schett claimed silver and bronze in the snowboard-cross and banked slalom respectively. Top three finishes in both World Cup disciplines in the overall rankings also gave the Austrian a boost.
He burst onto the international scene in 2015-16, claiming his first World Cup victory in the men´s SB-LL1 in Big White, Canada, and finishing second in both the snowboard-cross and the banked slalom behind Dutch sensation Chris Vos.
Schett took up the sport at 13-years-old and, despite a serious accident in 2000, he has never abandoned it.
The snowboarder has an L1 incomplete paraplegia and can be seen playing wheelchair basketball or riding his bike when the snow melts and he cannot practice on the slopes.
|Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-04||2|
|Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-07||3|
|Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Final||2018-03-12||4|
|Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Final||2018-03-16||5|
|Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Race 1||2019-03-27||4|
|Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Race 1||2019-03-30||4|