Biography

 

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Disabled from an accident at 20 years old, Chris Waddell has won the most titles of any skier in the history of the Paralympic Games. He won no less than 12 medals in four winter Olympics (Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002), including 5 gold medals, for downhill ski.

 

He also won the IPC World Championships in 2000.

 

He is one of the rare athletes to have won in the Summer and Winter Games, as he got a silver medal in Sydney in 2000 in the 200m wheelchair race.

 

Since 2008 Chris has been one of 11 Paralympic Ambassadors who act as role models for disabled and non-disabled youngsters. He helps to promote the Paralympic movement and is also involved in many charitable projects. Chris was the first paraplegic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009, with his exceptional project  « One Revolution ».

 

 
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