Chris Klebl

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Date of Birth: January 05, 1972
Place of Birth: Düsseldorf, Germany
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
Club: Lifesport
Coach: Robin McKeever
Wax Technician: Ian Daffern & Bruce Johnson
Years on Senior Team: 7
Career Highlights


Website: www.chrisklebl.com
Personal Sponsors:

Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: One Way

Photo Gallery

Background

National Ski Team Background:
After racing for six years where he competed in two Paralympics, and racked up more than one dozen IPC World Cup podiums, and 11 U.S. national titles, Chris moved to Canmore, Alta. to race for Canada. His two biggest accomplishments in Para-Nordic skiing are his two World Championship medals, including a gold in 2011. Chris looks forward to more great results, which he sees as a direct result of the much more comprehensive support that is available on the Para-Nordic Team in Canada. It is much more gratifying for Chris to be part of a group of dedicated professionals who are all working for the combined goal of high level international success. Chris was able to get on World Cup podiums for a number of years with minimal support, but the results somehow felt empty….not anymore since racing for Canada.
 
Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Chris grew up alpine skiing and snowboarding in Austria. Participating in many other sports, he also competed in running and rowing in high school. A broken wrist caused him to narrowly miss the U.S. Junior National team for rowing. In 1995, Chris broke his back jumping off a cliff on his snowboard in Colorado. After a few years living in Kauai, Hawaii, and working as a massage therapist, he moved to California and worked in the Software industry where he started racing hand-cycles. After moving back to Colorado, a hand-cycling friend introduced him to sit-skiing, and three months after his first day on snow he raced his first World Cup.
 
Personal:
While he still contemplates what he'll do after ski racing, Chris enjoys photography, travel and warm weather when not skiing.

Notable Results

2014 – Paralympic Winter Games: 1 (Middle Distance)
2014 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 1 (Middle Distance and Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 2 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 3 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Minneapolis, USA: 3 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Minneapolis, USA: 3 (Sprint Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 2 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 2 (Middle Distance)
Two-Time Paralympian (2006 and 2010)
2011 – World Championships, Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: 1 (15km)
2011– World Championships, Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: 2 (Sprint)
2010 – Paralympic Games, Vancouver-Whistler, B.C.: 8 (15km)
2010 – World Cup, Bessan, France: 5 (Sprint)
2010 - U.S. Cross Country Championships, Anchorage, Alaska : 1 (10km)
2009 –World Cup, Solleftea, Sweden: 3 (10km)
2008 – U.S. Nationals, Anchorage, Alaska: 1 (10km)
2008 – Fourth place overall, World Cup, Nes, NOR
2007 – Second place overall, World Cup, Mt. Washington, Canada

Full Results

Paralympic Results:
2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 1 (Middle Distance)
2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 5 (Sprint Distance)
2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 6 (Long Distance)
2010 – Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 8 (15km)
2006 – Paralympic Winter Games, Torino, ITA: 11 (15km)
2006 – Paralympic Winter Games, Torino, ITA: 18 (10km)
2006 – Paralympic Winter Games, Torino, ITA: 23 (5km)
 
World Championship Results:
2013 – IPC World Championships, Solleftea, SWE: 13 (Sprint)
2013 – IPC World Championships, Solleftea, SWE: 21 (Middle Distance)
2013 – IPC World Championships, Solleftea, SWE: 19 (Long Distance)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty Mansiysk, RUS: 2 (Sprint)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty Mansiysk, RUS: 4 (10km)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty Mansiysk, RUS: 1 (15km)
2009 – IPC World Championships, Vuokatti, FIN: 4 (15km)
2009 – IPC World Championships, Vuokatti, FIN: 6 (10km)
2009 – IPC World Championships, Vuokatti, FIN: 7 (Sprint)
2005 – IPC World Championships, Fort Kent, USA: 17 (10km)
2005 – IPC World Championships, Fort Kent, USA: 18 (5km)
 
World Cup Results:
2014 – IPC World Cup, Canmore, CAN: 5 (Middle Distance), 5 (Sprint Distance), 7 (Long Distance)
2014 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 1 (Middle Distance), 1 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 2 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 3 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Minneapolis, USA: 3 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Minneapolis, USA: 3 (Sprint Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 2 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 2 (Middle Distance)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Nes, NOR: 7 (5km)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Nes, NOR: 7 (Sprint)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 7 (Sprint)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 4 (15km)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 7 (10km)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (15km)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 7 (10km)
2008 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 1 (10km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Mt. Washington, CAN: 1 (16km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Mt. Washington, CAN: 2 (Sprint)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (Sprint)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (15km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (15km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (8km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (Sprint)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 2 (15km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 2 (10km)
2007 – IPC World Cup, Lillehammer, NOR: 9 (15km)
2005 – IPC World Cup, Klosters, SUI: 10 (15km)
 
National Results:
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (7.5km)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (10km)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Vernon, B.C.: 1 (sprint)