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RACHBAUER Manuel
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthKufstein, AUT
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ebbs, AUT
Occupation
Customs Officer
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three.
Why this sport?
Skiing is a popular sport in his family. "I competed in the regular children's races and then my dad told me about Para sports. That's where I slipped in and I really liked it, so I stuck with it."
Club / Team
SC Erl : Austria
Name of coach
Markus Gutenbrunner [national], AUT
General Interest
Nicknames
Rachi (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Football. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving a second-place finish at the Austrian championships. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His grandfather. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (oepc.at, 16 Feb 2022)
Impairment
He has right-sided hemiplegia as a result of congenital cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022; oepc.at, 29 Apr 2021)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a customs officer for the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022; bmf.gv.at, 05 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
27 2022 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:13.32
21 2022 Slalom - Standing 1:51.61
World Cup (Veysonnaz)
Rank Year Event Result
15 2019/2020 Super-G - Standing 1:16.62
20 2019/2020 Super-G - Standing 1:15.80
  2019/2020 Super-G - Standing  DNF
21 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:16.17
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF