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Santeri Kiiveri

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Residence
Lappeenranta, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Finnish, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six in Finland.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the speed of the sport. "Slalom, for me, is difficult so I like it."
Name of coach
Roman Roznan [national]

General interest

Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Ted Ligety. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Injuries
He was unable to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy after suffering a spell of fainting. He returned to competition at the 2019 World Cup event in La Molina, Spain. (paralympic.org, 12 Mar 2019: Instagram profile, 09 Jan 2021)

In November 2018 he underwent surgery after fracturing his arm at an able-bodied World Cup event in Levi, Finland, where he performed as a forerunner. (paralympic.org, 12 Mar 2019; Instagram profile, 09 Jan 2021; esaimaa.fi, 12 Dec 2018)

In 2017 he suffered a knee injury after crashing during an event at the Suomu ski resort in Kemijarvi. He was unable to train or compete for two weeks. (yhteishyva.fi, 26 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (vammaisurheilu.fi, 17 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He was born with nerve damage in his shoulder and does not have full range of movement in his right hand. (esaimaa.fi, 10 Feb 2016; Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 13
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 18
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 6
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 8
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 9
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 13
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 11
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 6
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 6
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 4