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BAMBOUSEK Pavel
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthPrague, TCH
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Marketing
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
International Relations - Metropolitan University Prague: Czech Republic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Janske Lazne, Czech Republic.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Bambus (monoski.info, 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing sixth in the overall standings for the 2016/17 European Cup season. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech snowboarder and alpine skier Ester Ledecka. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He broke his leg in December 2016 and was sidelined for a month. (zpravyzmnisku.cz, 06 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was nominated for the Man of the Year award by the Czech edition of Esquire magazine. (rozhlas.cz, 29 May 2017)
Other sports
He finished 11th at the 2016 European Para Golf Championships in Oldrichov u Duchcova, Czech Republic. (cgf.cz, Jun 2016)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of falling 10 metres from a bridge at age 17. (paralympic.cz, 07 Oct 2019; Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; vzpoura-urazum.cz, 2015)
Other information
MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE
He combines Para alpine skiing with Para golf. "I try to train mainly on snow, but the possibilities are limited by the weather and, of course, time. Spring and autumn is a combination of work, golf and skiing, which is really challenging. But they complement each other perfectly and I am in competitions all year round. I like the skiing for its speed and golf for its precision and endurance." (paralympic.org, 18 Jul 2020)

OCCUPATION
He has worked as a regional manager for the Czech Golf Association for the Impaired [CZGDA], and as a marketing specialist for a medical company in the Czech Republic. (Facebook profile, 28 Nov 2021)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has led a project in the Czech Republic warning children against reckless behaviour. "In youth, not every stupidity ends with laughter, but it can also be a serious injury and the consequences are for a lifetime. My goal is to pass on to teenagers my experience so that they can avoid it." (paralympic.org, 18 Jul 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:33.46
20 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:34.52
14 2018 Super Combined - Sitting 2:37.47
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2022 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
20 2022 Super-G - Sitting 1:22.51
  2022 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
24 2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:18.98
  2022 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
15 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:39.42
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
18 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:37.71
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2021/2022 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
15 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:35.32
22 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:41.03
16 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:40.69
17 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:33.18
15 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 2:08.04
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
22 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  
29 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  
18 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:37.71
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF