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HANFSTINGL Franz
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthBad Aibling, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bruckmühl, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Carpenter
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006.
Why this sport?
After he was taken to hospital following his crash, a nurse suggested that he should aim to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
BRSV Rosenheim: Germany
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER
General Interest
Injuries
A rib injury stopped him from competing in the super G event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sueddeutsche.de, 09 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in the Cologne Marathon in the handbike category. (rosenheim24.de, 26 Feb 2010)
Impairment
At age 24 he fractured a vertebra after falling six or seven metres while skiing through dense forest. He was airlifted to hospital, where he remained for three months. (rosenheim24.de, 26 Feb 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2010 Downhill - Sitting 1:23.16
  2010 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
17 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:27.53
11 2010 Super Combined - Sitting 2:27.24
  2014 Downhill - Sitting DNF
  2014 Super-G - Sitting DNS
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting 1:24.81
14 2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting 1:23.78
7 2010/2011 Super Combined - Sitting 2:13.24
  2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
1 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:31.92
14 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.47
  2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  
12 2011/2012 Slalom - Sitting  
14 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
14 2011/2012 Super-G - Sitting  
14 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  
16 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
16 2013/2014 Slalom - Sitting  
30 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting