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Thomas Oelsner

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6, LW6

Further personal information

Residence
Oberhof, GER
Occupation
Advertising
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started nordic skiing in 1993.

General interest

Nicknames
Oelse (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Hobbies
Trekking, cycling. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 1994 Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer and standing together with his two German teammates on the podium. (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's nothing that you can't learn." (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Impairment
At age 21 his left arm was paralysed in a motorcycle accident. (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Other information
SUSPENSION
He tested positive for an anabolic steroid after winning two gold medals at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and was suspended for two years. (spiegel.de, 13 Mar 2002)