Alpine skiing at the Winter Paralympics

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Alpine skiing at the Winter Paralympics
Governing body IPC
Events 30 (men: 15; women: 15)
Games
1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1994 1998
2002 2006 2010 2014
Medalists

Paralympic alpine skiing has been competed at the Winter Paralympic Games since they were first held in 1976. Events include men's and women's downhill, Super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined.

Since the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, a three category system is used. The three categories are: sitting, standing and visually impaired.[1][2]

Events[edit]

[3][4][5]

Event Class 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 Years
Men's combined Standing

3
Visually
impaired
2
Sitting 1
Men's downhill Standing


8
Visually
impaired
7
Sitting 6
Men's slalom Standing





10
Visually
impaired
5
Sitting 7
Men's giant slalom Standing





10
Visually
impaired
8
Sitting 7
Men's Super G Standing

6
Visually
impaired
6
Sitting 6
Women's combined Standing 3
Visually
impaired
2
Sitting 1
Women's downhill Standing 8
Visually
impaired
7
Sitting 6
Women's slalom Standing
10
Visually
impaired
5
Sitting 7
Women's giant slalom Standing

10
Visually
impaired
8
Sitting 7
Women's Super G Standing 6
Visually
impaired
6
Sitting 6
Total Events 28 22 56 44 48 66 54 53 24 30

Medal table[edit]

[6] NPCs in italics no longer compete at the Winter Paralympics

As of 2014 Winter Paralympics

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 90 93 68 251
2  Austria (AUT) 90 87 87 264
3  Germany (GER) 52 34 35 121
4  Switzerland (SUI) 42 39 24 104
5  France (FRA) 35 36 32 103
6  West Germany (FRG) 25 20 22 67
7  Canada (CAN) 23 36 40 99
8  Spain (ESP) 15 13 10 38
9  New Zealand (NZL) 15 6 7 28
10  Australia (AUS) 11 6 13 30
11  Sweden (SWE) 10 12 9 31
12  Italy (ITA) 8 16 20 44
13  Japan (JPN) 7 11 17 35
14  Russia (RUS) 8 6 7 21
15  Slovakia (SVK) 6 12 15 33
16  Norway (NOR) 6 4 2 12
17  Czech Republic (CZE) 5 5 5 15
18  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 4 1 8
19  Great Britain (GBR) 1 4 10 15
20  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
21  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
21  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
23  Poland (POL) 0 0 7 7
24  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
24  Liechtenstein (LIE) 0 0 1 1
24  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1
Total 25 nations 456 448 436 1340

Multiple medalists[edit]

German Gerd Schönfelder is the most decorated alpine skier in the history of the Paralympic Games.

[7]

The table shows athletes with either 6 or more gold medals or ten or more total medals.

Athlete Nation Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Schönfelder, GerdGerd Schönfelder  Germany (GER) 1992–2010 16 4 2 22
Moeller, ReinhildReinhild Moeller  West Germany (FRG) /  Germany (GER) 1980–2006 16 2 1 19
Heinzmann, RolfRolf Heinzmann  Switzerland (SUI) 1980–2002 12 2 0 14
Burn, HansHans Burn  Switzerland (SUI) 1988–2002 6 5 3 14
Will, SarahSarah Will  United States (USA) 1992–2002 12 1 0 13
Billmeier, SarahSarah Billmeier  United States (USA) 1992–2002 7 5 1 13
Spreeman, LanaLana Spreeman  Canada (CAN) 1980–1994 1 6 6 13
Braxenthaler, MartinMartin Braxenthaler  Germany (GER) 1998–2010 10 1 1 12
Mannino, GregGreg Mannino  United States (USA) 1988–1998 6 4 2 12
Waddell, ChrisChris Waddell  United States (USA) 1992–2002 5 5 2 12
Oberhammer, BrunoBruno Oberhammer  Italy (ITA) 1984–1998 3 5 4 12
Pfefferle, MarkusMarkus Pfefferle  West Germany (FRG) /  Germany (GER) 1988–2002 1 8 3 12
Baudean, BernardBernard Baudean  France (FRA) 1976–1994 6 4 1 11
Milton, MichaelMichael Milton  Australia (AUS) 1992–2006 6 3 2 11
Spitz, AlexanderAlexander Spitz  West Germany (FRG) /  Germany (GER) 1984–1994 4 4 3 11
Casanova, PascalePascale Casanova  France (FRA) 1998–2006 3 6 2 11
Woolstencroft, LaurenLauren Woolstencroft  Canada (CAN) 2002–2010 8 1 1 10
Mouric, TristanTristan Mouric  France (FRA) 1984–1994 6 3 1 10
Heid, RikRik Heid  United States (USA) 1988–1994 2 5 3 10
Obinata, KunikoKuniko Obinata  Japan (JPN) 1998–2010 2 3 5 10
Gustafson, NancyNancy Gustafson  United States (USA) 1988–1994 7 1 0 8
Meusburger, JosefJosef Meusburger  Austria (AUT) 1976–1988 6 2 0 8
Pedersen, Cato ZahlCato Zahl Pedersen  Norway (NOR) 1980–1994 6 1 0 7
Santos, BrianBrian Santos  United States (USA) 1992–1994 6 0 0 6

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