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RISBERG Simon
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthGothenburg, SWE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Information Technology, Science - University of Gothenburg: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age 10 in Are, Sweden.
Why this sport?
He first tried the sport on a family holiday in Are, Sweden. He also played wheelchair basketball and wheelchair floorball, but at age 15 chose to pursue para-alpine skiing.
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, playing the guitar, spending time with friends, playing computer games. (Instagram profile, 05 Jan 2017; Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He was born with dysmelia and at age one had both legs amputated above the knee. (simonrisberg.se, 15 Dec 2010)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied entrepreneurship and business design at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Facebook profile, 29 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
30 2010 Slalom - Sitting 2:25.73
  2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting 2:01.97
28 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:51.75