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KRISHNAN Shakti
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Place of BirthWaikato, NZL
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first heard of para-skiing in 2010 at school, and spent a few months learning to ski at Happy Valley in Whakapapa, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
"I love the thrill, getting up in the morning really early, going up the mountain, seeing all the fresh snow and just going for it. The thrill of not knowing what is going to happen; gravity isn't something you can control."
General Interest
Hobbies
Piano, guitar, violin, science. (ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz, 21 Dec 2012)
Other sports
He has won national titles in para-table tennis. (nzherald.co.nz, 22 Jul 2012)
Ambitions
To represent New Zealand at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games. (variety.org.nz, 01 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (nzherald.co.nz, 22 Jul 2012; variety.org.nz, 01 Sep 2015)
Other information
MUSIC MAN
He plays piano, guitar and violin, and also was a part of his school choir when it performed in the jungles of Borneo at the Rainforest World Music Festival. (ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz, 21 Dec 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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