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James Whitley - British Paralympian

Date: 04-02-2014
Author: Paralympics GB
Source: Paralympics GB

Team GB Teen Paralympic Star 

James Whitley is a 16 year old, British Paralympic Skier, who has been skiing since he was four years old and made his international debut when he was just 11. He has also represented both his school and Courchevel, where he trains, in non-disabled competition, winning six trophies.


Events: Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Giant Slalom
Home Town: Wilmington, East Sussex
Lives: Wilmington, East Sussex
Trains: Corchevel
Date Of Birth: 17/11/1997
Games Attended: Sochi 2014

Since being recruited to the British Disabled Skiing Team, James has made great progress and is World Cup qualified in Slalom and Giant Slalom. In 2013, he competed in his first major international, the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain, where he ranked 16th in the Giant Slalom. He finished the 2012/13 season by winning his first senior medal, a bronze in Giant Slalom at Chamrousse, France. James is now considered a serious medal contender for Sochi 2014, in his first paralympic competition.

Very best wishes to James and his teammates, for Sochi 2014.

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Date: 04-02-2014
Author: Paralympics GB
Source: Paralympics GB


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