Chris Klug

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Chris Klug
Chris Klug at 2010 Winter Olympics 2.JPG
Klug at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Medal record
Men's snowboarding
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Giant Slalom
Winter X Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Aspen Dual Slalom
Gold medal – first place 2018 Aspen Dual Slalom

Chris Klug (born November 18, 1972) is a professional alpine snowboarder. After receiving a liver transplant in 2000 to treat primary sclerosing cholangitis, he went on to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, winning a bronze medal in the Parallel Giant Slalom. This was the first and so far only time a transplantee had competed in the Olympics, either winter or summer. He also won a bronze medal, and lit the torch at the 2002 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games. He is an alumnus of Deerfield Academy.

In 2004, Klug released a book called To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder. He is an active supporter of organ donation and recently founded the Chris Klug Foundation and Donor Dudes to spread awareness of the need for organ donors.

Personal life[edit]

Klug is married to Melissa April. They live in Aspen, Colorado and Sisters, Oregon with their two children.


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