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Tom Crey

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy, Impaired muscle power, Vision impairment
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Residence
Grenoble, FRA
Languages
English, French, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2004 in Valmorel, France.
Why this sport?
"My parents often took me skiing when I was little and I wanted to carry on."

General interest

Nicknames
L'enfant ['Child' - he was given the name by French Para alpine skier Marie Bochet because he was the youngest on the team]. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Skiing, cycling, reading, waterskiing. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the overall junior winner of the 2015/16 Coupe de France, and placing second in the overall standings of the 2014/15 Coupe de France. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Frederic Clavel, and French Para alpine skier Romain Riboud. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
French Para alpine skier Marie Bochet, German alpine skier Felix Neureuther. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music to relieve stress. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We learn little from victory, but much from defeat." (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
His cousin Julie Arnaud has represented France in alpine skiing. His sister Elisa and brother Antoine have both competed in alpine skiing for Club de Ski Valmorel in France. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Olympic YouTube channel, 27 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He has right-sided hemiplegia [paralysis] as the result of a stroke at age three. His right leg is affected by amyotrophy, a condition that causes progressive wasting of muscle tissue. He also has amblyopia, a visual condition that occurs when the eye and brain do not work properly together. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)