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GLOETZNER Christoph
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age16
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Germany
Occupation
Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four.
Why this sport?
"Even before the amputation we were happy to ski. When I then had doubts as to how to ski with one leg, the chief physician of my clinic brought me outriggers to ski. I just got up again and again."
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Fritz Haas, the chief physician of the rehabilitation clinic he attended after his accident. (karina-sturm.com, 16 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I actually never consider myself impaired because I have always done everything that other [able-bodied] children did. Putting on my prosthesis in the morning is normal for me. I am used to it." (karina-sturm.com, 16 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (mittelbayerische.de, 30 Nov 2016)
Impairment
His right leg was severed at the thigh after he was involved in an accident with a lawnmower at age three. He was taken to hospital by helicopter, and his life was in danger for two weeks. He had a total of 13 operations on his injuries. (sueddeutsche.de, 13 Apr 2018)

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