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SPIVEY Michael
Sport Para snowboard
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthJacksonville, NC, USA
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Kris
Residence
San Diego, CA, USA
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2011.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport during his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Adaptive Action Sports: United States
General Interest
Nicknames
Mike (stripes.com, 17 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Surfing, hiking, camping, golf, working on older cars. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Facebook page, 13 Feb 2019)
Impairment
In December 2010 he was serving with the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan when he was injured by an improvised explosive device [IED]. He lost his left arm below the elbow and sustained shrapnel injuries to his back and legs. (Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Facebook page, 12 Jun 2015)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
He was born at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, United States of America. He served as a combat engineer in the US Marines and was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2010. He reached the rank of sergeant before becoming medically retired due to the injuries he sustained in 2010. (Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Facebook page, 12 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
14 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:26.36
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
18 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
18 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 59.40
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
14 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:16.76
13 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:26.99