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FURLAN Alex
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthMirano, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Santa Maria di Sala, ITA
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to para-alpine skiing in early 2011 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Tiziana Nasi, who went on to be president of the Italian Paralympic Winter Sports Federation [FISIP].
Club / Team
ASD Brainpower: Italy
Name of coach
Davide Gros [national], ITA; Mattia Casanova [personal], ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Italy
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family, friends and coaches. (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Existence is one and should be lived to the fullest." (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016)
Impairment
In June 2009 he had a scooter accident that resulted in multiple fractures in his left leg and the amputation of his left arm. (bottan.it, 06 Jun 2016; brainpowers.org, 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 2:10.09
18 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:31.35
14 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:24.47
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS