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BRAXENTHALER Martin
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthTraunstein, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Germany
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing in 1995, a year after his accident.
Why this sport?
"After my accident I just wanted to be able to ski with my friends again."
Club / Team
ESV-Traunstein: Traunstein, GER
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
General Interest
Nicknames
Hase, Rabbit (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Fishing, historic cars, kayak, golf, swimming (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; martin-braxenthaler.de, 14 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
"My first Paralympic win." (dguv.de, 06 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you aren't striving for high goals, you aren't living life to the fullest." (dguv.de, 06 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the Jetzt-erst-recht-Preis [a Bavarian sports award] in 2006. In 2007 he won the Laureus Award. (martin-braxenthaler.de, 14 Dec 2011)
Impairment
A workplace accident in 1994 resulted in paraplegia. (dguv-aug.de, 14 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 1998 Slalom LW10 2:59.65
  1998 Giant Slalom LW10  DNF
3 1998 Super-G LW10 1:37.79
1 2002 Downhill LW10 1:41.14
1 2002 Slalom LW10 2:04.96
1 2002 Giant Slalom LW10 2:45.21
1 2002 Super-G LW10 1:27.63
1 2006 Super-G - Sitting 1:30.90
1 2006 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:19.44
1 2006 Slalom - Sitting 1:58.66
  2010 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
1 2010 Slalom - Sitting 1:41.63
1 2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:37.40
2 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:20.63
1 2010 Super Combined - Sitting 2:10.16
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Downhill LW10  DNF
2 2003/2004 Super-G LW10 1:26.51
1 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW10 2:20.67
1 2003/2004 Slalom LW10 1:27.58
  2008/2009 Downhill - Sitting  DNS
3 2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting 1:43.47
4 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:15.05
4 2008/2009 Super-G - Sitting 1:02.14
1 2008/2009 Super Combined - Sitting 1:54.08