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MACLEOD Andy
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthStornoway, SCO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stirling, SCO
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Tourism - University of Highlands and Islands: Inverness, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding at university in 2011.
Why this sport?
"When I first went to university, everyone was a snowboarder or a skier, and I was so excited to get involved. I picked up a snowboard in my first year and felt like a natural."
General Interest
Hobbies
Mountain biking. (bbc.co.uk, 14 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"How do you find your limit and push it further? Keep smashing into it!" (Facebook profile, 05 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He took part in the Olympic torch relay ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His leg of the relay was in Forfar, Scotland. He also participated in the Queen's Baton Relay in Aberfoyle, Scotland, prior to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (adventureandy.co.uk, 06 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (adventureandy.co.uk, 06 Jan 2019)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated below the knee after he was hit by a car while on his bicycle in 2011. The accident, which happened in Fort William, Scotland, also resulted in a brain injury that left him with attention, concentration and memory problems. (Facebook page, 17 Dec 2018; bbc.co.uk, 14 Dec 2018; thenational.scot, 28 Oct 2017; dailyrecord.co.uk, 19 Mar 2019)
Other information
COACHING
He has qualified as a snowboard instructor through Snowsport Scotland. He has also trained school students in road cycle safety and mountain bike in Scotland. (Instagram profile, 30 Oct 2020; thenational.scot, 28 Oct 2017; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.