Martin Braxenthaler

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Martin Braxenthaler (born 11 March 1972) is a German monoskier and Paralympian. He has participated in alpine skiing at four Winter Paralympic Games, in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. He won a bronze medal at the 1998 Winter Paralympics, four golds at the 2002 Games, three more golds at the 2006 Torino Paralympics and three golds and one silver at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics.[1]

In 2007 he was named the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year and won the Sitting element of the IPC Disabled Alpine World Cup. At the 2010 Winter Paralympics, Braxenthaler won three gold, as well as one silver medal.[citation needed]

When asked about being "the most successful mono-skier in the history of the Paralympic movement", Braxenthaler replied: "Great success is often just measured by the colour of the medal. From this perspective, I guess I could be considered the most successful athlete. But success is about more than just medals, and so to being the most successful athlete overall- that's for others to decide."[citation needed]