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SCHETT Reinhold
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Austria   
Place of BirthLienz, AUT
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Pischelsdorf am Engelbach, AUT
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 1996. He took up Para snowboard in 2001, a year after his accident.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed spending time with friends in the mountains and feeling a sense of freedom while on the slopes. He was also inspired by Austrian snowboarder Stefan Gimpl. "Before I had my accident I was watching the Air and Style in Innsbruck. It was the first time Stefan Gimpl won the Air and Style and the first time ever the competition was won by an Austrian rider. I was so impressed by his jumps and atmosphere in the stadium. This was the moment I decided I wanted to get better in snowboarding and jumping and I started to participate in some smaller 'Big Air' events."
Club / Team
Sportunion Villgratental: Austria
Name of coach
Jean-Claude Keipes [national]
Senior International Debut
Competing for
European Cup
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Swimming, cycling, audiobooks. (, 20 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB-LL1 snowboard cross at the 2017 World Championships in Big White, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Austrian snowboarder Stefan Gimpl. (, 28 Sep 2016)
He has incomplete paraplegia as the result of a snowboarding accident in February 2000. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:16.01
4 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 54.86
4 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
5 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 56.28
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 59.93
2 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
11 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:21.15
6 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:27.92
3 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 41.08
2 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired