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BRUEGGER Michael
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthFribourg, SUI
Height1.82 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Plasselb, SUI
Languages
English, French, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1991.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the competitive nature of the sport.
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Switzerland
General Interest
Hobbies
Motocross, motorcycling, fitness training. (michaelbruegger.com, 24 Nov 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In January 2015 he fractured his left leg in three places while competing at the World Cup event in St Moritz, Switzerland. He returned to training in December 2016. (freiburger-nachrichten.ch, 17 Jan 2015; michaelbruegger.com, 07 Feb 2017)

In April 2014 he underwent surgery on his left leg to remove a surgical pin that had been put there during a previous operation. It took him six months to fully recover. (freiburger-nachrichten.ch, 17 Jan 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go for it." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born missing the lower part of his right leg. (michaelbruegger.com, 24 Nov 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  1998 Downhill LW4  DNF
  1998 Slalom LW4  DNF
2 1998 Giant Slalom LW4 2:39.52
5 1998 Super-G LW4 1:16.99
13 2006 Downhill - Standing 1:23.83
23 2006 Super-G - Standing 1:15.31
  2006 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
12 2006 Slalom - Standing 1:26.00
2 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:22.78
13 2010 Slalom - Standing 1:51.19
8 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:29.19
6 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:23.00
  2010 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
5 2014 Downhill - Standing 1:26.08
5 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:24.11
  2014 Slalom - Standing 54.35DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Standing DNS
  2014 Giant Slalom - Standing DNF
17 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:32.81
21 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:32.82
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
  2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
  2018 Slalom - Standing  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008/2009 Downhill - Standing 1:51.56
7 2008/2009 Slalom - Standing 1:46.10
6 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:14.89
5 2008/2009 Super-G - Standing 1:04.29
3 2008/2009 Super Combined - Standing 1:55.99
7 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:25.84
5 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:22.39
6 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:11.06
5 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:29.09
9 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:18.02
2 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing 1:32.51
3 2012/2013 Super-G - Standing 1:14.82
  2012/2013 Slalom - Standing  DNF
6 2012/2013 Super Combined - Standing 1:46.34
3 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:11.50
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing  
2 2011/2012 Slalom - Standing  
5 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Standing  
7 2011/2012 Super-G - Standing  
5 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing  
8 2012/2013 Slalom - Standing  
5 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing  
4 2013/2014 Downhill - Standing  
14 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Standing  
5 2013/2014 Super-G - Standing  
19 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing  
9 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:58.97
11 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:57.71
17 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:18.54
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNS
20 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:51.73
10 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing 1:35.78
17 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:21.01
15 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:19.46
15 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:25.17
15 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing  
14 2017/2018 Slalom - Standing  
26 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Standing  
16 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing  
17 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:25.97