Josh Dueck

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Josh Dueck
Day 1 Josh Dueck Canada.jpg
Canadian para-alpine skier at IPC Nor-Am Cup in the Super G.
Personal information
Birth name Joshua Peter Dueck
Nickname(s) Duey
Nationality Canadian
Born (1981-01-13) January 13, 1981 (age 36)
Kimberley, British Columbia
Residence Vernon, British Columbia
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb) (2010)
Website joshdueck.com | thisamazinglife.com
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Professional skier
Event(s) Downhill
Club Silver Star Mountain Resort
Coached by J. S. Labrie
Now coaching freelance
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 1st

Josh Dueck (born January 13, 1981) is a Canadian alpine skier.[1] He won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in the men's slalom sit-ski event. [2][3][4] On February 3, 2012, Josh became the first person to perform a backflip on snow in a Sit Ski".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dueck was born on January 13, 1981 in Kimberley, British Columbia and now resides at Vernon, British Columbia. He was a former freestyle skier and coach before he became disabled. He became disabled when he overshot a demonstration jump in March 2004, breaking his back and left him as a T11 classification.[1][6] He told reporters, "I knew deeply and intuitively that it was a bad idea".[7]

Career[edit]

Vancouver 2010[edit]

Dueck has entered the 2010 Paralympics just 6 years after he became disabled. He won silver at the slalom for a time of 1:24.19. “I had a line in mind and I was able to stick to it. I took some chances, got lucky. Pretty sure I had some angels on my side for a few of those gates I was just clipping. Second is awesome.” the 33-year-old said.[8]

Accomplishments[edit]

Josh Dueck Won both Silver and Gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia as well as a silver medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver. As an ace sit-skier, Dueck has also won gold in Mono Skier X at the 2011 X Games, bronze at the 2012 X Games and has won multiple IPC World Cup podiums and is the 2009 world downhill champion. To top it all off in February 2012, Dueck shot to international acclaim when he went upside-down and became the first sit-skier to complete a backflip on snow – earning him world-wide notoriety and an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He is a vocal advocate for workplace safety and accessibility in sport, and in 2013 gave a TED Talk about his experiences.[1]

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