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STARY Elina
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age15
Place of BirthKlagenfurt, AUT
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Celine Arthofer
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sankt Georgen am Längsee, AUT
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to skiing at age two, and took up the sport at around age eight.
Why this sport?
"I love to ski. I was already on skis when I was two years old. I like the pace and that I can spend time with my friends and family. Of course, the competition also appeals to me."
Club / Team
ASKO ESV St. Veit/Glan: Austria
Name of coach
Markus Gutenbrunner [national], AUT; Sascha Kavelar [national], AUT
General Interest
Nicknames
Eli (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Riding horses, gymnastics. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning one silver medal and two bronze medals at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her mother Petra Stary. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Austrian alpine skier Nicole Schmidhofer. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Injuries
She tore ligaments in her foot in October 2021. (kleinezeitung.at, 27 Dec 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Those who know their goal will find the way." (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Famous relatives
Her mother Petra Stary has served as her guide at Para alpine skiing competitions. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; kleinezeitung.at, 01 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (krone.at, 29 Jan 2022)
Impairment
Her vision impairment is a result of congenital ocular albinism. She has approximately 2% vision. "I can roughly see colours and a few contours." (kleinezeitung.at, 25 Jan 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2022 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:00.95
6 2022 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:37.84
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:38.58
2 2021/2022 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:30.40
3 2021/2022 Parallel - all classes