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Simon Wallner

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Alena
Residence
Volders, AUT
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, German, Italian
Higher education
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

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Austria
Location
Rinn, AUT

General interest

Nicknames
Simi (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
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)
Injuries
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 9999