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FUERSTALLER Andrea
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Thomas
Residence
Taxenbach, AUT
Occupation
Farmer
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Landesverband Salzburg: Austria
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, climbing, running, riding. (austria.info, 30 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Behind the clouds, no matter how dark they are, the sun is still shining. You just have to wait a little bit now and then." (austria.info, 30 Jul 2021)
Impairment
In 2018 she was farming when the vehicle she was in lost control and tumbled down a hill. After several days in a coma she was woken up to find that the vehicle had crushed her leg and she had already had five surgeries on it. Doctors were forced to amputate the leg. (austria.info, 30 Jul 2021)
Other information
FARMING SOLACE
After her accident she found a small bit of solace with her cattle. "The amputation felt like the end of the world to me. You also have to get a grip and face life again. In my sadness after the amputation, one of my favourite cows was lying there chewing, and I sat down next to her and just started to cry. And the cow put her head on my shoulder. That was so genuine and so incredibly comforting to experience that from an animal." (austria.info, 30 Jul 2021)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a national park ranger in Salzburg, Austria. (parcs.at, 01 Jan 2020)

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