Meet Swiss Paralympic Ski Team shredder Joachim Roethlisberger. Born March 17th, 1989 in Unterseen, Switzerland, he has been living with a physical disability ever since, called Athrogryposis. He has stiff joints with a musculature that’s severely underdeveloped from his fingers to his shoulders.

Paralympic Joachim Roethlisberger 3rd in the Standing Devision Giant Slalom

But when you see him on the race hill, you wouldn’t know he’s got anything holding him back at all. In the recent Swiss final championships in St. Moritz, he snagged a Bronze Medal in the “standing” devision (one of three divisions next to “bling” and “sitting”).  In the last 2 seasons he’s reeled in 3 podium performances, including 2 1st place finishes. He’s not only a ripping for Paralympic Skier, but a rippin’ skier period!

Congratulations Joachim for going for it and just going for what your heart desires! We’re super stoked for you and wish you a great summer and of course next season.

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