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TRATCH Trinity
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para Canoe Sprint
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthCalgary, CAN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Calgary, AB, CAN
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing at age five.
Why this sport?
He first became involved in sports at age three months when his father took him to swimming lessons. He also did sailing and bike riding, but his ultimate dream was to learn to ski and win a Paralympic medal in the sport. "Racing is really fun and challenging. In the beginning I fell down a lot, but I kept trying. Skiing really fast and making sharp turns is so much fun."
Club / Team
Alberta Para-Alpine Ski Team: Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Trin (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2016)
Hobbies
Swimming, cycling, hiking, camping, kayaking. (calgarysun.com, 25 Feb 2016; Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
Canadian para-alpine skier Matt Hallat. (cg2011.gems.pro, 11 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Failure is an opportunity to intelligently begin again." (ask.fm profile, 2014)
Other sports
He competed in the Canadian para-canoe qualification trials for the 2016 Paralympic Games, but he was not selected to compete at the Games. (canoekayak.ca, 26 Jun 2016; 27 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (torontosun.com, 26 Feb 2016)
Impairment
He was born with a shortened femur in one leg and without a lower bone in the other. As a result, he had both of his legs amputated. (calgarysun.com, 25 Feb 2016)
Other information
2010 PARALYMPIC CEREMONY
He was one of the skiers who performed at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (cg2011.gems.pro, 11 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
11 2019 Kayak single KL2 200m 46.90