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LAHNER Josef
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthKelchsau, AUT
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Guide
Franz Erharter
Further Personal Information
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2017 at the Austrian Junior Cup.
Why this sport?
He decided to try the sport together with guide Franz Erharter.
General Interest
Nicknames
Jimmy (blindensport.at, 01 Feb 2019)
Hobbies
Curling. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning one silver medal and two bronze medals at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
Austrian alpine skiers Hermann Maier and Marcel Hirscher. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2021 he received the Tyrolean Sports Badge in Gold in Austria. (meinbezirk.at, 16 Sep 2021)

He was voted the 2019 Male Para Athlete of the Year by the members of Sports Media Austria. (oepc.at, 31 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:10.01
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:58.73
2 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:02.10
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DSQ
World Cup (World Championships)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:10.01
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:58.73
2 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:02.10
  2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DSQ
2 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired