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SCHORNSTEIN Kirk
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthEdmonton, CAN
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Spruce Grove, AB, CAN
Languages
German, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age two at Snow Valley in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
"It was a choice between soccer and skiing and I chose skiing for the adrenaline rush."
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN; David White
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Canada
Location
Kimberley, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Kickstand (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Working on cars. (Instagram profile, 21 Nov 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Obtaining three top-five finishes at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Injuries
He injured his knee after crashing during his first run at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, but was still able to compete in the rest of his events at the Games. (sprucegroveexaminer.com, 17 Feb 2016; paralympic.ca, 2014)

In 2012 he had surgery on his right knee to repair loose cartilage. (kirkski.com, 01 Dec 2012)

He has partially torn the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left knee during his career. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing to it but to do it." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He has been presented with the Cary Mullen Character Award from Alberta Alpine in Canada, and a Top Flight Award from St Paul's Academy in Alberta during his career. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Other sports
He has also competed in able-bodied skiing competitions. (kirkski.com, 08 Mar 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Twitter profile, 31 Oct 2017)
Impairment
He was born with a brachial plexus injury that led to Erb's palsy and caused paralysis of his right arm. (kirkski.com, 14 May 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Athletes' Council of the Canadian Paralympic Committee [CPC]. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)

OCCUPATION
He works part-time in his family's plumbing and heating business. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
25 2010 Slalom - Standing 1:58.01
26 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:45.38
26 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:31.65
  2014 Downhill - Standing DNF
13 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:27.83
16 2014 Slalom - Standing 1:54.05
12 2014 Super Combined - Standing 2:22.07
13 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:40.97
6 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:28.53
7 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:29.28
9 2018 Super Combined - Standing 2:18.66
13 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:21.24
  2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:29.18
13 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:27.94
13 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:22.24
16 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:40.00
14 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:22.19
7 2014/2015 Downhill - Standing 1:34.31
15 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing 1:26.57
9 2014/2015 Super Combined - Standing 2:02.17
16 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.63 
5 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing 1:51.48 
2 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:13.84
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:05.65
4 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 1:54.09
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:28.27
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
14 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:46.69
13 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:53.97
7 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing 1:18.47
11 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:17.18
11 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:16.83
13 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:24.29
11 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:26.92
6 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:31.17
8 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:33.72
14 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:32.55
13 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:20.07
  2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing  
8 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing  
6 2011/2012 Slalom - Standing  
10 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Standing  
9 2011/2012 Super-G - Standing  
11 2013/2014 Downhill - Standing  
22 2013/2014 Slalom - Standing  
21 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Standing  
8 2013/2014 Super-G - Standing  
11 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing  
21 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing  
7 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing  
9 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing  
12 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing  
13 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  
11 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing  
4 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing  
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing  
15 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing  
12 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing  
15 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:12.96
14 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:05.28
11 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:48.20
9 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:50.28
10 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:47.92
12 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:36.07
11 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:17.80
6 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:17.89
7 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:21.52
8 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing  
15 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  
16 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  
6 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing  
8 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:21.06
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:14.03
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:33.95
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:41.75
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:51.20
12 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:10.96
10 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:09.12
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
15 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:46.46
15 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:42.95
8 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:35.43
8 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:34.92
Innerkrems
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 48.38
9 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:10.87
11 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:18.29
8 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 2:07.31