Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Edelsbach bei Feldbach, AUT
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 24.
Why this sport?
He took up Para cycling after he was unable to continue competing in motocross. "I love sport."
Club / Team
Grazer Versehrten Sportclub: Austria
Tigger Tom (Facebook profile, 08 May 2020; Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Music, reading. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
In 2010 he dislocated his shoulder in a mono-skiing accident and was out of action for three months. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't worry, be happy, and do your best." (tiggertom.at, 10 Nov 2015)
He has competed internationally in Para triathlon, Para cycling and Para athletics. Prior to his accident, enduro and motocross racing was his main sport since childhood. He had worked for Steyr-Daimler-Puch and for KTM motorcycles in the development department and had started a career in motocross racing prior to his accident. (obsv.at, 14 May 2020; tiggertom.at, 10 Nov 2015; kleinezeitung.at, 19 Jun 2014)
To complete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (obsv.at, 14 May 2020)
In 2004 he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Poland. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016; tiggertom.at, 10 Nov 2015)