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STANTON James
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthRochester Hills, MI, USA
Height1.85 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aspen, CO, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Finance - University of Denver: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
His parents put him on skis for the first time at age three in Michigan, United States of America. "I played able-bodied sports for most of my life. I was introduced to Paralympic sport in 2011."
Why this sport?
"A friend convinced me to enter the Michigan Adaptive Sports State Championship ski race. After winning back-to-back titles at the state championship, I was introduced to Erik Petersen of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Petersen brought me to my first race camp in Breckenridge, Colorado, [United States of America] and from there, I was hooked on international competition."
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
United States
Location
Copper Mountain, CO, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Jamie (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Golf, ice hockey, hiking and being outdoors. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His father Michael Stanton, US alpine skier Bode Miller. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He broke his left ankle at the 2016 World Cup Finals in Aspen, CO, United States of America. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with a Pioneer Award by the University of Denver in Colorado, United States of America. The honour is given to a senior student who best exemplifies the pioneer spirit in their efforts on campus and in the local community. (denverpioneers.com, 07 Jun 2017)

He was named Adaptive Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Annual Recognition Awards in the United States of America. (aspentimes.com, 09 Oct 2016)

He was named Male Athlete of the Month for January 2016 by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (LinkedIn profile, Aug 2016)

He was named the 2013 Freshman of the Year by the University of Denver. (LinkedIn profile, Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal in slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to work on Wall Street in New York, NY, United States of America. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age six months his right leg was amputated below the knee because of fibular hemimelia [growth deficiency of the fibula]. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; teamusa.org, Mar 2014; dailycamera.com, 14 Feb 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
The 2017/18 season will be his last as a ski racer before he takes up a position as a securities analyst for a investment banking and financial services corporation in New York, NY, United States of America. "Although it is bittersweet to be competing in my final season, I am very excited for all the opportunities ahead of me in life." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:24.66
22 2014 Slalom - Standing 2:02.57
13 2014 Super Combined - Standing 2:22.65
  2014 Giant Slalom - Standing DNS
17 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:31.31
4 2018 Super Combined - Standing 2:16.55
14 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:21.30
3 2018 Slalom - Standing 1:37.37
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
20 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:12.02
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
13 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:21.86
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:27.83
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  DSQ
7 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:46.23
  2015/2016 Slalom - Standing  DNS
15 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:35.43
10 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:33.97
13 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:32.51
10 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:16.23
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:33.90
18 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:21.14
17 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:21.87
14 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:24.92
14 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:23.68