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Remi Mazi

Alpine Skiing | Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Arlon, BEL
Languages
French
Higher education
Accounting - Practical School of Business Studies [EPHEC]: Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, BEL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2008 in Brussels, Belgium. He began skiing in 2016.
Why this sport?
He began skiing a child. He initially competed in Para athletics and took up skiing as it complimented his athletics training. He combined both sports for two years before deciding to focus on Para alpine skiing.
Club / Team
Cercle Athletique du Brabant Wallon [CABW]: Belgium

General interest

Injuries
He was affected by a series of injuries in 2016. (Facebook profile, 21 May 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Belgium at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. (sudinfo.be, 26 Nov 2018; IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He represented Belgium in Para athletics at the European championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jan 2019; Facebook profile, 12 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (tvlux.be, 15 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his left arm. (lavenir.net, 02 Jun 2012)
Other information
SWITCHING SPORTS
Having previously competed in Para athletics, he made the decision to switch to Para alpine skiing in 2018 as he felt the sport would offer a new sporting challenge and reduce his chances of injury. "I told myself a year ago [speaking in 2018] that due to injuries it would be difficult to continue in athletics. The preparation is almost the same for both sports. The muscle groups used for the warm-up are almost the same. Almost the same exercises are done." (sudinfo.be, 26 Nov 2018; Ligue Handisport Francophone Facebook page, 25 Aug 2018; tvlux.be, 25 Mar 2019)

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 Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 23
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 9999