PARA ALPINE SKIING
a female Para skier

Germany Anna Schaffelhuber

28 January 1993Regensburg, Germany
LATEST TRIUMPHS:
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Gold: downhill, super-G; Silver: super-combined
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - slalom, super combined and downhill; Silver - giant slalom and super-G
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Gold - super-G and giant slalom; Silver - slalom and super combined; Bronze - downhill
Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - downhill, slalom, super combined, super-G and giant slalom
2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships - Gold: slalom; Silver: Giant slalom and super-G; bronze: downhill and super combined
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Anna Schaffelhuber is one of Germany's most successful Para alpine skiers after winning two golds and one silver in the women’s sitting events at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

She could not repeat her staggering performance from Sochi 2014, when she swept all five events, but still left once again as one of the most decorated Paralympians.

In the 2017/2018, Schaffelhuber also ended top of the downhill and super-G World Cup rankings, as well as finishing third in the overall standings.

The previous season had also been highly successful for her as she sealed gold in the slalom, super-combined and downhill at the 2017 World Championships. Her rivalry with Claudia Loesch was once again in the headlines with the Austrian collecting wins in the remaining events.

The 2015 World Championships was the competition where Schaffelhuber’s rivalry with Loesch really came to the fore. While Schaffelhuber was expected to reign supreme after her stunning performance in Sochi, she was beaten to the top of the podium twice by Loesch.

The German has been cruising down the slopes in a sit ski since age five, and in 2007 she made the national team for the first time.

Schaffelhuber made her Paralympic debut at Vancouver 2010, winning bronze in the super-G.

She was the world’s top ranked sit-skier in 2012-13, winning a gold medal in slalom at the 2013 World Championships. She also was the first female sit-skier to cross the line in the first downhill race at the World Cup Finals in Sochi, on the same course that was used for the Paralympic Winter Games.

She dominated the women's sitting class again on the 2013-14 World Cup circuit, hauling in the most victories of any competitor and winning the overall women's sitting trophy.