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Tom Overton

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW1

Further personal information

Residence
Fort Collins, CO, USA
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He had skied for over 30 years prior to his 2012 mountain bike accident, and began Para alpine skiing as soon as he recovered.

General interest

Nicknames
Sasquatch (tfodds.wixsite.com, 14 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (tfodds.wixsite.com, 14 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He sustained his spinal cord injury in 2012 in a mountain bike accident near Fort Collins, CO, United States of America. (denver.cbslocal.com, 23 Feb 2018; nscd.org, 01 Sep 2017)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
He was a dentist prior to his 2012 accident, but was forced to retire. He has since worked with a mountain bike non-profit organisation in Fort Collins, CO, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 24 Dec 2018; nscd.org, 01 Sep 2017)