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Sarah Hundert

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-2

Further personal information

Residence
Schaan, LIE
Occupation
Manager
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para alpine skiing at age 21 in 2012 in Malbun, Liechtenstein.
Why this sport?
"I always loved to ski and be in the mountains."
Name of coach
Ralf Jegler

General interest

Hobbies
Handcycling, wakeboarding, going to the gym. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ralf Jegler. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Injuries
She injured the supraspinatus muscle in her right shoulder after crashing at the 2020 European Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzerland. (lie-zeit.li, 19 Dec 2020)

In October 2019 she fell from a gondola at the Kaunertal Glacier in Austria and fractured her right collarbone. She underwent surgery and returned to skiing two months later. (sarahhundert.li, 28 Jan 2020, 13 Nov 2019; vaterland.li, 22 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep fighting." (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
She was named Liechtenstein's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022)
Other sports
Prior to her accident she competed in mountain biking at national level in Switzerland. (20min.ch, 29 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a mountain biking accident that occurred while she was competing in the 2010 Swiss Downhill Cup. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016; vaterland.li, 29 Apr 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works in event management. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In early 2020 she became a member of the athletes' commission at the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee. (volksblatt.li, 17 Jul 2020)