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WINTHER Jan
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Denmark   
GenderMen
Age43
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Milla Emma Eriksen
Residence
Fredericia, DEN
Languages
Danish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting at age eight in Rodekro, Denmark.
Why this sport?
He was unable to join his father on hunting trips due to his impairment, so his father enrolled him into a shooting club. "I couldn't come because of the wheelchair. It simply couldn't be done. That's why we started talking about going to a shooting club. And then it just took off from there."
Club / Team
Globen Sport [DEN] / Bredstrup Pjedsted Skytteforening [DEN] / Vejle Skytteforening [DEN]:
Name of coach
Jonas Jacobsson [national], SWE
General Interest
Impairment
He was born with a spinal cord hernia, which resulted in paraplegia. At age three he was involved in a traffic accident and sustained a head injury. He underwent surgery which resulted in a hearing impairment. (globensport.dk, 25 Jul 2019; elbobladet.dk, 17 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
29 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.8
18 2019 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1126
22 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 608.4
27 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 608.2