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Scott Patterson

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1983, a year after his accident.
Why this sport?
"It was only one year after [my accident] that I discovered sports and grew a passion to challenge myself. The disability left me lacking the freedom I used to know, the freedom to act on impulse and go wherever my heart desired."
Club / Team
Dynamo Swim Club: Canada
Name of coach
Marianne Alvarez [club]; Craig McCord [national]

General interest

Other sports
He represented Canada in para-athletics at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul. He also competed in para-alpine skiing at the 2002 and 2006 Paralympic Winter Games. (paralympic.ca, 2012)
Impairment
He became a double leg amputee in 1982 after he was involved in a workplace accident in Richmond, BC, Canada. "I was emptying out the ice house. There was an auger [machine] behind me and I was chipping away at the ice. I slipped into the auger and it kind of dragged me down." The machine seriously injured his legs and left him with an indention on the right side of his torso. He spent two months in hospital, which was followed by eight months of rehabilitation. (vancouversun.com, 12 Aug 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW12 Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom LW12 Final Round 3
Men's Super-G LW12 Final Round 5
Men's Downhill LW12 Final Round 15
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m A1-3A9L2 Heat 1 5
Men's 400 m A1-3A9L2 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m A1-3A9L2 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m A1-3A9L2 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m A1-3A9L2 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m A1-3A9L2 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m A1-3A9L2 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m A1-3A9L2 Heat 3 2
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 31
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 20
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2012-09-05 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2013-08-16 9