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KELLER Matthias
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthSigmaringen, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Lisa, son Elias
Residence
Germany
Occupation
Director, Engineer
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried snowboarding at age 19 at Feldberg mountain in the Black Forest in Germany.
Why this sport?
He thought snowboarding was an attractive sport.
Club / Team
BSG Offenburg: Kehl, GER
Name of coach
Andre Stotzer [national]; Tobias Werner [personal], GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Matze (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, splitboarding. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His partner Lisa. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US Para snowboarder Evan Strong. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He fractured his left shoulder in April 2021. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before competing. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best view comes after the toughest climb." (speedfactor.chiron-group.com, 01 Apr 2020)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee in 2013 after he was involved in a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2022; speedfactor.chiron-group.com, 01 Apr 2020; Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2019; deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 19 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2021/2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
20 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
10 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
21 2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:19.07