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Ruth Hagspiel

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para skiing in 2010, a few months after her accident.
Why this sport?
She was involved in freeskiing before her accident.
Club / Team
BVS Bayern: Germany

General interest

Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year by BVS Bayern in Germany. (bvs-bayern.com, 25 Jun 2016)
Other sports
She competed in the handcycling event of the 2014 Berlin Marathon in Germany. (allgaeu-ausdauer.de, 28 Sep 2014)
Impairment
She was paralysed from the fourth thoracic vertebra as a result of a freeskiing accident in December 2009. She overturned while trying a backwards jump. (allgaeu-ausdauer.de, 27 Sep 2014; all-in.de, 21 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 7
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 9999