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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
Student
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 and liked being in the snow.
Club / Team
Saimaa Ski: Lappeenranta, FIN

General interest

Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Ted Ligety. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Injuries
A syncope [fainting] prevented him from competing at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. He returned to competition at the 2019 World Cup in La Molina, Spain. (paralympic.org, 12 Mar 2019: Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2019)

In November 2018 he underwent surgery after suffering a fractured arm at the able-bodied World Cup event in Levi, Finland, where he performed as a forerunner. (Instagram profile, 23 Nov 2018; esaimaa.fi, 12 Dec 2018; paralympic.org, 12 Mar 2019)
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 so he does not have a 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