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SHOEMAKER Daniel
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Science - Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I grew up watching all the old snowboard videos and begged my parents for a board. Living in the country at the time they must have thought 'how much trouble can he get in with this?'."
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Aspen, CO, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Danny (gofundme.com, 29 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Surfing, skydiving, skateboarding. (Facebook profile, 26 Mar 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (gofundme.com, 29 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (gofundme.com, 29 Jun 2016)
Impairment
In 2006 he was involved in an accident while working on an oil rig, which resulted in his right arm being amputated above the elbow. (gofundme.com, 29 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
9 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:53.81
  2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  DNS
  2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired  DNS
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
15 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
16 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired