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Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthTamsweg, AUT
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Salzburg, AUT
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three. He took up para-skiing after his accident in 1996.
Why this sport?
He took up para-skiing as a form of rehabilitation from his injuries.
Club / Team
USK Muhr: Austria
Name of coach
Manuel Hujara [national]
Coach from which country?
Austria
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Reini (vancouver2010.com, 10 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Handcycling, basketball, triathlon, bungee-jumping, motorsport. (oepc.at, 10 Dec 2010, kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anyone can make their own luck." (sampl-reini.at, 10 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He has competed at national championships in both handcycling and wheelchair basketball. (myhandicap.de, 24 Jan 2013. kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kleinezeitung.at, 01 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He fractured two vertebrae in a training accident in 1996, resulting in paraplegia. (myhandicap.de, 24 Jan 2013)
Other information
COMPANY
He has his own company named Xsampl. The business creates clothes for people living with impairments and reduced mobility. (sampl-reini.at, 10 Dec 2010, xsampl.com, 18 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 Downhill - Sitting 1:21.88
5 2010 Slalom - Sitting 1:50.02
7 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:24.05
  2010 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2014 Downhill - Sitting DNS
  2014 Super-G - Sitting DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Downhill LW12  DNF
  2003/2004 Super-G LW12  DNF
  2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW12  DNF
4 2003/2004 Slalom LW12 1:37.97
6 2008/2009 Downhill - Sitting 1:51.45
9 2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting 1:49.32
  2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
12 2008/2009 Super-G - Sitting 1:03.15
  2008/2009 Super Combined - Sitting  DNS
  2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting  DNS
  2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting  DNS
4 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:33.46
  2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting  DNS
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNS
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
26 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
6 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting  
18 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
7 2013/2014 Downhill - Sitting  
28 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting