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Tyler Carter

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Residence
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, Communications - DeVry University: Downers Grove, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight at a ski camp for children with an impairment at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, PA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try skiing.
Club / Team
National Sports Center for the Disabled [NSCD]: Winter Park, CO, USA

General interest

Nicknames
TC (tcskiusa.com, 25 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Yoga, travel, spending time with his brother, watching films. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018; Twitter profile, 19 Dec 2017; classroomchampions.org, 02 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (purpose2play.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father Ed. (purpose2play.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. You can accomplish anything if you try." (classroomchampions.org, 02 May 2016)
Impairment
He was born without the fibula bone in his right leg. At age one the limb was amputated below the knee. (tcskiusa.com, 02 Jan 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has volunteered with a number of programmes, including the Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports, the Amputee Coalition of America, and the National Sports Center for the Disabled. He also promotes living healthy and active lifestyles among students and schools across the United States of America with the help of Classroom Champions. (tcskiusa.com, 25 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 27
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 24
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 14
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 19