Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, German, Italian
Sports Science - University of Innsbruck: Austria
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2012 in Tirol, Austria.
Why this sport?
He was an enthusiastic skier prior to his accident, and discovered Para alpine skiing during his rehabilitation. "Skiing is freedom."
Club / Team
RSCTU [AUT] / SC Raika Volders [AUT]:
Name of coach
Eric Digruber [national], AUT
Simi (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Travel, mountains, spending time with family and friends, cooking. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; oepc.at, 20 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His daughter Alena, Austrian ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer. (krone.at, 09 Mar 2018; obsv.at, 02 May 2018)
He has broken his collarbone during his skiing career. (tt.com, 01 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Barriers start in your head." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Tyrolean Para Athlete of the Year by the Austrian Paralympic Committee [OBSV]. (obsv.at, 02 May 2018)
In 2011 he broke his fifth thoracic vertebra in a motorcycle accident in South Tyrol, Austria. He was paralysed from the chest down. (krone.at, 09 Mar 2018; simon-wallner.at, 28 Nov 2017)
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Final||2018-03-11||9999|
|Men's Super Combined Sitting||Final||2018-03-13||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Final||2018-03-14||19|
|Men's Slalom Sitting||Final||2018-03-17||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2019-01-21||9999|
|Men's Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2019-01-23||9999|