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KREITER Georg
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthWolfratshausen, FRG
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Egling, GER
Occupation
Graphical Design
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2006 in Kaunertal, Austria.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games on television. "The first time I was sitting in a sit ski, it was difficult but it was also amazing. I knew immediately that the sport would be my future. I went skiing as often as possible with my friends and family. I just felt free when I was skiing and there was no difference between me and the other 'normal' skiers."
Club / Team
RSV Murnau: Germany
Name of coach
Justus Wolf [national], GER
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Germany
General Interest
Nicknames
Georgie (skiteam-alpin.org, 2010)
Hobbies
Playing the piano. (paralympic.org, 19 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in both sitting giant slalom and sitting super combined at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
German Para alpine skier Franz Hanfstingl. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
In October 2018 he injured his left shoulder after crashing during a training session. Two months later, he injured his right shoulder in another fall and had to pull out of the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (sportschau.de, 18 Jan 2019; merkur.de, 06 Dec 2018)

He fell during a race at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and broke his collarbone. (businessinsider.sg, 15 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Para Sportsman of the Year by the German Paralympic Committee [DBS]. (dbs-npc.de, 28 Nov 2015)
Impairment
In September 2002 he was travelling to a football match on his motorcycle when he crashed into a tree. His injuries led to complete paraplegia from the fifth thoracic vertebra, and he spent six days in an artificial coma. After multiple operations and rehabilitation, he was released from hospital in February 2003. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; georgkreiter.de, 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Downhill - Sitting 1:26.65
  2014 Super-G - Sitting DNF
  2014 Slalom - Sitting DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNF
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNF
10 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:28.23
  2018 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:18.17
8 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:34.93
9 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:15.45
  2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
7 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:23.66
8 2014/2015 Downhill - Sitting 1:30.89
6 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.85
1 2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting 1:56.84
1 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:03.49 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting DNF
7 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:15.46
8 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:07.31
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:43.99
1 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:45.15
  2015/2016 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
4 2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.02
  2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNS
13 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:34.69
10 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:31.82
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
4 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
10 2011/2012 Super-G - Sitting  
7 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting  
14 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  
4 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
10 2013/2014 Downhill - Sitting  
19 2013/2014 Slalom - Sitting  
5 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
9 2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting  
1 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
10 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting  
12 2015/2016 Slalom - Sitting  
4 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
5 2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting  
11 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
11 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  
7 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:14.19
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNS
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
10 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:48.76
13 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:42.23
26 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  
16 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:11.14
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:31.58
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:41.90
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:54.20
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:06.43
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:40.60
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:39.07
3 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:32.09
3 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:31.34
Innerkrems
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 49.16
7 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:10.06
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.92
3 2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting 2:03.60
Hakuba
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:49.84
  2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  DNS