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KAPFINGER Andreas
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthReith, AUT
Height1.78 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Jana
Residence
Reith, AUT
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-alpine skiing in 1997 in Tirol, Austria.
Why this sport?
He enjoys doing sports in general.
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Andi, Kapfi (vancouver2010.com, 08 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in para-bobsleigh at the 2016 World Cup event in Igls, Austria. (parasport.at, 09 Feb 2016)
Impairment
He is a person with paraplegia as a result of a snowboarding accident in 1997. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 Slalom LW10 2:24.67
5 2002 Giant Slalom LW10 3:10.84
5 2002 Super-G LW10 1:40.43
4 2010 Slalom - Sitting 1:48.46
  2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
12 2014 Slalom - Sitting 2:12.38
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Super-G LW10  DNS
4 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW10 2:31.37
3 2003/2004 Slalom LW10 1:34.14
4 2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting 1:45.62
3 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:14.72
  2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  
15 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
18 2011/2012 Slalom - Sitting  
24 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
18 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  
21 2013/2014 Slalom - Sitting  
10 2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting