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WAEFLER Micha
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthBiel, SUI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Reconvilier, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Technical Drawer
Languages
French, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing at age four. He took up Para skiing at age 20.
Why this sport?
His parents would take him on skiing holidays as a boy, and he later decided he wanted to be like the professionals he watched on television. Although he became interested in other things as he got older, he started skiing again following his accident. "The pleasure was so big that I decided to follow my original dream and become a ski racer."
Name of coach
Gregory Chambaz [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Meeting friends, spending time in nature. (scobersaxen.ch, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not fear, just believe." (michawaefler.ch, 2017)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after falling about six metres when a ceiling he was working on collapsed. He was learning to become a joiner at the time. (michawaefler.ch, 2017; bielertagblatt.ch, 31 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Cup (Kühtai)
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:40.19
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
8 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 2:03.41
27 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:58.98
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
21 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  
31 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
11 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:01.79
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:47.61
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DSQ
12 2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting 2:09.03
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DSQ
12 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:12.65
9 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:18.41
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
11 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  
19 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting