Sighted guide Jeremy O’Sullivan first linked up with vision-impaired skier Shaun Pianta in late 2015, and together they began working towards selection for the PyeongChang 208 Paralympic Games.
As the sighted guide to Shaun, Jeremy skis in front of Shaun issuing voice commands and information about changes in pitch, rhythm and snow conditions while racing at speeds of up to 105km/h.
The duo gained crucial international experience at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine Europa Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, posting career-best scores in the men’s Super-G race two and Giant Slalom to finish second in both events, before making their world championships debut later that month at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy.
Sports & Disciplines
- Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: Sighted guide
- Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: Sighted guide
- Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: Sighted guide