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Stephan Gmuer

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Residence
Switzerland
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learnt to ski in Germany, and took up Para alpine skiing in 2015.
Why this sport?
"Skiing and snowboarding have always been my passion."

General interest

Other sports
Prior to his accident he competed in speed flying at two Swiss national championships. (stephangmuer.ch, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (YouTube channel, 29 May 2019)
Impairment
In 2014 he was involved in a speed flying crash in Scuol, Switzerland, which resulted in paraplegia. (stephangmuer.ch, 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as product manager in the tourism office of the Engadin Samnaun Val Mustair region in Switzerland. He has run the Barrierefrei [Without Barriers] project, which aims to offer assistance for people with impairments who visit the area. (scuol-zernez.engadin.com, 01 Nov 2018, 01 Nov 2019; nzz.ch, 26 Apr 2018)

FROM GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND
Born in Germany, he moved to Engadin, Switzerland, at age 13, and holds dual citizenship with the two nations. (stephangmuer.ch, 2017)