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WHITNEY Michael
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthNorth Bay, CAN
Height1.75 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
LW9-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
North Bay, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - Nipissing University: North Bay, ON, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing at age five.
Why this sport?
He watched his older sister ski and wanted to try it himself.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mike (mikewhitney.ca, 02 Nov 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the slalom at the Halifax Canada Winter Games. (alpinecanada.org, 26 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
His father. (cg2011gems.pro, 22 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Canadian freestyle skier Steve Omischl. (alpinecanada.org, 26 Nov 2012)
Injuries
He injured his meniscus, medial collateral ligament [MCL] and bruised bones in a crash in February 2012. He was out for the rest of the season. (mikewhitney.ca, 02 Dec 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
The number 23 is lucky for him. (alpinecanada.org, 26 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Follow your passion. Dream big. Go for gold." (mikewhitney.ca, 13 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (mikewhitney.ca, 13 Nov 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.