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DUMITY Richard
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthGyöngyös, HUN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gyöngyös, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Agricultural Engineering - Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
"I went skiing for the first time at Kekes [a mountain in Hungary] in 2013, and I have been skiing competitively since 2020."
Why this sport?
He was inspired by Hungarian Para alpine skier Sandor Navratyil.
Club / Team
Magyar Siakademia Egyesulet: Hungary
Name of coach
Fabian Attila [national], HUN; Andrea Kobezda, HUN
Training Regime
He trains for about 10 hours a week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Ricsi (gyongyostv.hu, 29 Jan 2021)
Hobbies
Handcycling. (gyongyostv.hu, 29 Jan 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 16th in giant slalom at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Fabian Attila, and Hungarian Para skier Sandor Navratyil. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian Para alpine skier Jesper Pedersen, US Para alpine skier Andrew Earl Kurka. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before he competes. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named Hungary's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (gyongyostv.hu, 29 Jan 2021)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the waist down as the result of an accident he was involved in at age three. (gyongyostv.hu, 29 Jan 2021; richardsitski.com, 28 Jan 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
30 2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:54.22
16 2022 Slalom - Sitting 2:33.97
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:01.30
  2021/2022 Slalom - Sitting  DNF