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JÍCHL Eva
Sport Para alpine skiing, Sailing
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sankt Johann in Tirol, AUT
Occupation
Graphical Design, Information Technology
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Economics - The Tyrolean Private University UMIT TIROL: Hall in Tirol, AUT
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at a young age, and began competing during the 2015/16 season.
Why this sport?
Skiing was popular where she grew up in Tyrol, Austria. She began competing in Para skiing after sending an email to the Austrian Skiing Federation [OSV], who referred her to the national squad. "Being Tyrolean means that I've been skiing since I can walk. I didn't start competitive sport until the winter of 2015/16, and despite my lack of racing experience, I was very successful."
Club / Team
Kitzbuhel Ski Club: Austria
Name of coach
Markus Gutenbrunner [national], AUT
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, sailing, running, design. (Instagram profile, 23 Oct 2020; kitzanzeiger.at, 03 Jun 2020)
Injuries
She underwent surgery on her left leg in October 2017 after tearing ligaments in both knees. The injury ruled her out of the 2017/18 season, including the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (oepc.at, 11 Dec 2021; kitzanzeiger.at, 03 Jun 2020; Facebook page, 30 Oct 2017)
Other sports
She competed in Para sailing at the 2019 European Championships in Traunsee, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (meinbezirk.at, 19 Jun 2020)
Impairment
She was born missing her left arm above the elbow. (evajoechl.at, 06 Nov 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a part-time project manager and user experience designer for a web agency in Innsbruck, Austria, and as a self-employed graphic designer. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
  2022 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2022 Slalom - Standing  DNF
European Championships - Sailing
Rank Year Event Result
23 2019 Single-Person Keelboat 188