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Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency, Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
Franconia, NH, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Geography, International Studies - University of New Hampshire: Durham, NH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 1992 on Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He grew up close to a ski area, so the sport was always of interest to him. "It gives me a lot of freedom and control over massive amounts of energy. And it's a ton of fun."
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA
Training Regime
"When I am not actually on snow, I will spend a few hours working out each day, alternating between strength, cardio, and injury prevention programmes. When I actually go skiing, anywhere from 150-200 days a year, about four hours a day is spent working on specific skiing and racing skills, usually followed by a short workout."

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
United States
Location
Tignes, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
T-Bone (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, handcycling, skateboarding, canoeing, kneeboarding, tennis, ice hockey, fishing, exploring. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018; 12 Jan 2018; Facebook page, 15 Jan 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a severe concussion after crashing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He was taken to hospital in a helicopter. (juneauempire.com, 13 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with lumbosacral agenesis, which resulted in missing segments of his spine. At age four both of his legs were amputated at the knee. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; usparalympics.org, 13 Dec 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 15
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 14
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 6
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 11
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 22
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 16
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 10
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 12
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-21 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 4
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2009-02-23 8
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 29
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2011-01-16 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2011-01-18 16
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2011-01-19 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-20 8
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 16
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 10
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 12
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 14
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2015-03-07 7
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2017-01-25 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 12
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 7
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 8
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 12
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 2
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 2