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ECKHART Rene
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Austria
Occupation
Athlete, Locksmith
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up snowboarding at age eight in Kaunertal, Austria. He began competing in March 2014 in Matrei in Osttirol, Austria.
Name of coach
Jean Claude Keipes [national]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Facebook page, 09 Apr 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in swimming, handcycling and Para alpine skiing at regional level in Austria. (rene-eckhart.jimdo.com, 01 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Pyha, Finland. (meinbezirk.at, 25 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born without the tibia bone in his left leg. At age nine months the limb was amputated below the knee. (rene-eckhart.jimdo.com, 01 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:48.75
6 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
8 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:25.90
9 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 59.54
8 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:21.13
4 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
9 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
9 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:20.50
7 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:35.25
5 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 45.71
3 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired