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Stephen Thomas

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ruth
Residence
Barry, WAL
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Development Studies, Sport Studies - Cardiff Metropolitan University: Wales

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Cardiff Devils: England

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Vuokatti, FIN

General interest

Nicknames
Steveo, Steve (racer-ready.co.uk, 14 Dec 2018; Athlete, 31 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
British rower Steve Redgrave. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2016)
Injuries
In May 2020 he underwent surgery on his leg. (Facebook profile, 30 May 2020; Instagram profile, 14 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take the opportunity, you might not know where it will lead." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2016)
Other sports
He competed in Para sailing at four consecutive Paralympic Games between 2004 and 2016, and competed in Para ice hockey at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jan 2019; Twitter profile, 11 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated below the knee after he contracted meningococcal septicaemia at age 18. (dailymail.co.uk, 02 Sep 2010)
Other information
DIAGNOSIS
He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes months before he competed in Para sailing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Twitter profile, 11 Dec 2018; gbsnowsport.com, 01 Dec 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 2
Men's Tournament Classification 7-8 102
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 201
Men's Tournament Group A 6
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Three Person Sonar Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Three Person Sonar Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Three-Person Keelboat (Sonar) Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
3-Person Keelboat (Sonar) Final Round 2016-09-17 9
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2019-02-17 9999
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2019-02-18 16