Andrea Rothfuss
a female Para skier
Germany
Germany
Para alpine skiing 22 October 1989

Freudenstadt, Germany

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Biography

Human Interest
Data Value
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence Kernen im Remstal, GER
Occupation Athlete, Sales
Languages English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She joined Skiclub Lossburg in Germany at age six.
Why this sport? Her parents got her involved in the sport.
Club / Team VSG Mitteltal: Germany
Name of coach Justus Wolf [national], GER
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Germany
Location Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
General Interest
Nicknames Andi (VANOC, 21 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in slalom and silver in giant slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. (zvw.de, 16 Feb 2017)
Hero / Idol German alpine skier Katja Seizinger. (sporthilfe.de, 04 Feb 2014)
Injuries She missed the end of the 2015/16 season due to a broken left ankle. She returned to training in September 2016. (Facebook page, 20 Feb 2016; zvw.de, 16 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I ski because I enjoy it and also because I enjoy competing with and against others. I never fight my disability, it does not matter in competition." (leidmedien.de, 15 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours In 2014 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in Germany. (bundespraesident.de, 05 May 2014)

She was flag bearer for Germany at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

She was named the 2011 Sportswoman of the Year in Freudenstadt, Germany. (Facebook page, 31 Jul 2016)

She was named the 2009 Female Para Athlete of the Year in Germany. (tagesspiegel.de, 13 Nov 2009)
Impairment She was born without her left hand. (zvw.de, 16 Feb 2017)

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