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LANTHALER Christian
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age55
Place of BirthBolzano, ITA
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, German, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 1985.
General Interest
Nicknames
Chris (vancouver2010.com, 12 Feb 2010)
Hero / Idol
Austrian alpine skier Hermann Maier. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No risk, no fun." (Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received an award from the Merano City Council in Italy in recognition of his international sporting achievements. (lavocedibolzano.it, 27 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2016 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Europe - Africa Confederation. (sportnews.bz, 17 Nov 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para waterskiing and Para wakeboarding at international level. (scinautico.com, 07 Apr 2017; sportnews.bz, 17 Nov 2016; scinautico.com, 28 Aug 2013)
Impairment
At age five he climbed a ski lift and fell between the wheel, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg. (ognisportoltre.it, 07 Dec 2017; Athlete, 11 Mar 2014)
Other information
OTHER ROLES
In 1990 he co-founded Gruppo Sportivo Disabili Alto Adige, a sports club for athletes with an impairment. (lp.provinz.bz.it, 01 Jan 2018)

OCCUPATION
He is a goldsmith and has his own business in Merano, Italy. (suedtirol1.it, 20 Sep 2019; lp.provinz.bz.it, 01 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 1998 Downhill LW2 1:14.82
6 1998 Slalom LW2 2:00.36
  1998 Giant Slalom LW2  DNF
6 1998 Super-G LW2 1:21.85
2 2002 Downhill LW2 1:30.46
  2002 Giant Slalom LW2  DNF
2 2002 Super-G LW2 1:22.77
20 2006 Downhill - Standing 1:29.65
13 2006 Super-G - Standing 1:19.89
  2006 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
9 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:25.01
  2010 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
19 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:28.64
8 2014 Downhill - Standing 1:27.99
  2014 Super-G - Standing DNS
15 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:43.82
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2003/2004 Downhill LW2 1:23.61
13 2003/2004 Super-G LW2 1:38.75
4 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW2 2:21.15
11 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:28.21
11 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:26.93
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
18 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing  
22 2013/2014 Downhill - Standing  
36 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Standing  
17 2013/2014 Super-G - Standing