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SCHNEIDER Marek
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthPrague, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Czech, English, German, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three.
Why this sport?
He returned to skiing four months after his accident. "It was a trip having the same clothes, the same pants, shoes, bags, feeling the same, everything. I was in the mountains but couldn't move my legs. It was still heaven."
General Interest
Nicknames
Snajcek (monoski.info, 2014)
Other sports
Before his accident he competed in snowboarding at an international level. He was on the provisional Czech national snowboard squad for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, but due to his accident in August 1997 he was unable to compete. (monoski.info, 15 Mar 2014)
Impairment
In 1997 he was paralysed after suffering spinal cord injuries in a snowboarding accident in Austria. (euro.cz, 30 Apr 2007; snowboarding.transworld.net, 10 Feb 2000)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
In 2000 he founded Move Technologies, developing and manufacturing sports equipment for people with impairments. (move-t.com, 2016; euro.e15.cz, 30 Apr 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.