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GMUR Theo
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthSion, SUI
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Haute-Nendez, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Sports Science - High Federal Sport School of Macolin [HEFSM]: Magglingen, SUI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to ski at age three in Nendaz, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
His hometown is a ski resort, where he says almost every child takes up snow sports at an early age. His parents encouraged him to practise sports and he also wanted to follow his brother Thomas into skiing.
Name of coach
Gregory Chambaz [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and winning the downhill title at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 31 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a small crack in the meniscus of his left knee in December 2021. The injury did not prevent him from competing at the 2022 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (skiactu.ch, 03 Mar 2022)

In late 2019 he tore a ligament in his right ankle and injured the fibula tendon in his leg during training. He was sidelined for the remainder of the 2019/20 season and returned to skiing in March 2020. (theogmur.ch, 13 Apr 2020; lematin.ch, 07 Oct 2020; promotionsantevalais.ch, 09 Apr 2020)

His training was affected after sustaining glandular fever [mononucleosis] in mid-2017. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018; letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018)

He underwent surgery on his ankle and his wrist in 2015. (letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018)

In 2011 he was struck by a bus in Sion, Switzerland. He suffered nerve damage in both legs and underwent surgery. The injury affected the mobility of his right leg, and he returned to skiing in December 2012. (Face au Miroir par Johan Djourou YouTube channel, 02 Sep 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Swiss Para Athlete of the Year in 2018. (plusport.ch, 10 Dec 2018)

He received an acknowledgement from the Federal Office of Sport [OFSPO] in 2018. (ehsm.admin.ch, 11 Apr 2018)

He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (plusport.ch, 10 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives
His brother Thomas is a middle-distance runner who has taken part in competitions in Switzerland and the United States of America, where he studied at Yale University. (letemps.ch, 23 Mar 2018; yalebulldogs.com, 01 Sep 2017; iaaf.org, 18 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (theogmur.ch, 25 Jul 2020)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia as a result of an oedema [build up of fluid] he sustained at age two. In 2011 he was struck by a bus, which affected the mobility of his right leg. (rts.ch, 22 Mar 2018; Face au Miroir par Johan Djourou YouTube channel, 02 Sep 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:25.45
1 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:24.83
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.47
3 2022 Downhill - Standing 1:16.17
5 2022 Super-G - Standing 1:11.31
  2022 Super Combined - Standing  DSQ
5 2022 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:56.92
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:14.34
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:05.51
1 2018/2019 Downhill - Standing 58.62
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 59.23
5 2021/2022 Downhill - Standing 1:14.53
3 2021/2022 Super-G - Standing 1:07.87
  2021/2022 Super Combined - Standing  DNS
3 2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:17.85
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.94
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
21 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  
11 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:55.51
  2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
7 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:57.84
  2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
2 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:08.44
2 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:17.25
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:41.40
  2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:16.89
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:15.18
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:18.44
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing  
22 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  
3 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing  
5 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:19.87
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:05.51
1 2018/2019 Downhill - Standing 58.62
1 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 59.23
2 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 1:07.43
2 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 1:07.45
1 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing 1:09.15
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:52.55
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:50.92
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:54.41
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:34.39
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:37.50
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:41.12
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS
  2018/2019 Slalom - Standing  DNS
1 2018/2019 Downhill - Standing  
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing  
2 2018/2019 Super-G - Standing  
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:08.63
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:34.46
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DSQ
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:42.11
8 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:37.57
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
Hakuba
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF