Kirk Schornstein
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Kirk Schornstein

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Alpine

Hometown

Edmonton, AB

Para alpine skier Kirk Schornstein posted three top-10 finishes at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

He performed exceptionally well in January 2017 at the IPC world championships in Tarvisio, Italy where he captured silver in the downhill. He also posted three other top-ten finishes including fourth-places in both the super-G and super combined.

He serves as a member of the Athletes' Council of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia
2010 Winter
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Vancouver, Canada

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010, 2014, 2018  Paralympic Winter Games… 2011, 2015, 2017 World Championships… Won first international medal at 2017 World Championships with silver in downhill…

 

PERSONAL

He took up Para skiing in 2001 at Snow Valley in Edmonton… Born with a brachial plexus injury that led to Erb's palsy and caused paralysis of his right arm…. Underwent surgery on his right knee in 2012 to repair some loose cartilage.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - downhill - 6th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super G - 7th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super combined - 9th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Giant slalom - 13th

2018 World Cup Final – downhill -6th

2018 World Cup Final – Super G – 7th

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 2nd

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G – 4th

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined 4th

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom– 6th

2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 5th

2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 7th

2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 9th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – super combined – 12th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 13th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – giant slalom – 13th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom – 16th

2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 12th

2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G – 13th

2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 13th

2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 14th

2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 16th

2010 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 26th

2010 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom – 25th

2010 Paralympic Winter Games – giant slalom – 25th