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Ulrik Nyvold

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Occupation
Director
Languages
Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Higher education
Economics - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University: Copenhagen, DEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been skiing since 1995, and began para-skiing in 2007 following his accident.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the sport and it gives him a sense of freedom.
Name of coach
Peter Balle [national]
Coach from which country?
Denmark

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Denmark
Location
Austria

General interest

Hobbies
Skiing, canoeing, swimming, cycling, running, fishing, hunting, camping. (nyvold.dk, 12 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a medal at a competition in Sweden. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his personal coach. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Denmark's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To succeed in business and have fun doing sport. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He broke his back in a car accident in 2005 at age 30. (nolimitsskiing.dk, 01 Dec 2011)
Other information
INSTRUCTOR
He is a qualified ski instructor. (nolimitsskiing.dk, 01 Dec 2011)

ATHLETE'S BEST FRIEND
Since his accident, he has had a service dog that helps him with the practicalities of everyday life. (lokalavisen-frb.dk, 20 Apr 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999