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Timothy Farr

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Politics - University of Exeter: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His first experience of skiing came at age seven. A year after his accident he returned to the slopes to find out if he could still ski. "During that time I met two of the Disabled British Ski Team, and I thought, 'that looks like fun, why don't I give this a go'."
Why this sport?
"Skiing since my accident has given me that extra freedom. I leave my wheelchair at the bottom of the slope, and I'm able to do everything anyone else can do on the slopes."
Name of coach
Tony McAllister [national]
Coach from which country?
Great Britain

General interest

Nicknames
Tim (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Skiing, water skiing, handcycling, kite surfing, kayaking, wheelchair racing, tennis. (whatsyourlifelike.com, 06 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2009 World Championships and in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (extremestunts.co.uk, 06 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
Fellow Great Britain skiers Sean Rose and Russell Docker. (extremestunts.co.uk, 06 Nov 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I like to race in what I have been wearing in training." (extremestunts.co.uk, 06 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is an adventure." (whatsyourlifelike.com, 06 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (whatsyourlifelike.com, 06 Feb 2012)
Impairment
He had an accident while on a university ski trip that resulted in paraplegia. "Not landing correctly from a jump, I broke the first lumbar vertebra in my back, which left me paralysed from the waist down. As I landed, I knew immediately that something was wrong, but I had no idea how serious it was or how it was going to affect the rest of my life." (timfarr.co.uk, 13 Dec 2011; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
VOLUNTARY WORK
He is a patron of Ski 2 Freedom, an organisation that supports participation in winter sports for people with impairments. (ski2freedom.com, 02 Nov 2012, 15 May 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 20
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 17
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 29
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 30
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999