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MAIER Marco
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthOberstdorf, GER
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Freiburg, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - Furtwangen University: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at age three in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Why this sport?
The sport is popular in his family.
Club / Team
SV Kirchzarten: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Volunteering in the fire department, nature, meeting friends. (nordski.de, 01 Apr 2021; Instagram profile, 20 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first World Cup race. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
In the 2019/20 season he had issues with his legs and required six weeks of rehabilitation. (sportschau.de, 27 Mar 2021)

In early 2019 he sustained a herniated disc in his lower back. (sportschau.de, 27 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up." (Instagram profile, 24 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He competed in both Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at the 2019 World Championships in Prince George, BC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nordski.de, 30 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born missing parts of the fingers on his left hand. (nordski.de, 03 Sep 2016)
Other information
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
He has volunteered in the fire department in Blaichach, Germany. (nordski.de, 01 Apr 2021; Instagram profile, 20 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 6km Sprint - Standing 17:46.0
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Standing 3:08.8
5 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 27:50.1
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Standing 45:26.6
7 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:37.1
11 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Standing 17:56.3
9 2021/2022 10km Middle - Standing 30:52.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Standing  
4 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:50.6
10 2018/2019 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:11:34.0
7 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
4 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:18.4