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Simon Risberg

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Information Technology, Science - University of Gothenburg: Sweden

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age 10 in Are, Sweden.
Why this sport?
He first tried the sport on a family holiday in Are, Sweden. He also played wheelchair basketball and wheelchair floorball, but at age 15 chose to pursue para-alpine skiing.

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, playing the guitar, spending time with friends, playing computer games. (Instagram profile, 05 Jan 2017; Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He was born with dysmelia and at age one had both legs amputated above the knee. (simonrisberg.se, 15 Dec 2010)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied entrepreneurship and business design at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Facebook profile, 29 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 30
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-20 16
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 28