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ROBINONELEG Robinoneleg
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthChristchurch, NZL
Height1.63 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Other names
Robyn Cheyne
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Labourer
Languages
English, Maori, Swedish
Higher education
Victoria University: Wellington, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried snowboarding around 1992. Following his accident, he got back on a snowboard for the first time in 2000 at a slope near Queenstown, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the feeling of being weightless while jumping. He also felt snowboarding was a good sport for improving the development of prosthetic legs.
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Ireland
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Prosthetic leg design, snowboarding, skateboarding, motivational speaking,
documentary and film making and editing, art. (LinkedIn profile, 12 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Landing a 360 degree backflip using a regular prosthetic leg the first time he tried it. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career
Skateboarder Jon Comer, New Zealand snowboarder Quentin Robbins, Austrian snowboarder Gigi Ruf. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To create an 'X-Air' competition for adaptive sports in Europe. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
His right lower leg was amputated after a car accident in July 1998. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Other information
NAME CHANGE
He changed his name from Robyn Cheyne to Robinoneleg Robinoneleg to encourage people to see his impairment differently. "I changed it because I wanted to be able to be approachable for people about my disability and my leg. Most of the time it has been a really cool positive experience, so many people have laughed about it, which is the way it should be. It's a bit of a joke. You don't have to take everything in life so seriously." (svtplay.se, 04 Mar 2013)

LEG DESIGN
He was dissatisfied with the first prosthetic leg he purchased in New Zealand to go snowboarding, so he designed his own bespoke leg. He moved to Sweden as he saw more opportunities to help people with his leg there, which is designed with a bicycle shock absorber. (svtplay.se, 04 Mar 2013; dt.se, 27 Feb 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.