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HAGSPIEL Ruth
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1
Further Personal Information
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para skiing in 2010, a few months after her accident.
Why this sport?
She was involved in freeskiing before her accident.
Club / Team
BVS Bayern: Germany
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year by BVS Bayern in Germany. (bvs-bayern.com, 25 Jun 2016)
Other sports
She competed in the handcycling event of the 2014 Berlin Marathon in Germany. (allgaeu-ausdauer.de, 28 Sep 2014)
Impairment
She was paralysed from the fourth thoracic vertebra as a result of a freeskiing accident in December 2009. She overturned while trying a backwards jump. (allgaeu-ausdauer.de, 27 Sep 2014; all-in.de, 21 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:44.42
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
5 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 2:19.51
9 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:02.45
4 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:51.54
6 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  
11 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:26.39
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 2:00.81
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:35.50
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:33.76