On track to represent Australia at the Olympic Games, Christian Geiger’s world was turned upside down in 2009 when the car he was riding in slammed into a tree and two parked cars, causing severe brain trauma, as well as horrific injuries to his left arm, spleen and liver. After spending a week in an induced coma and months undergoing intensive rehabilitation, during which time he relearned how to walk, talk and eat by himself, it was more than a year before Christian returned to the slopes. Raised in Austria, Christian began skiing when he was two-years-old. He returned to Australia when he was eight and soon became one of the country’s top junior skiers. Excelling in the senior ranks too, he earned selection for the 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Val-d’lsère, France, where he made his international debut. Rediscovering his competitive spirit after the accident, Australian Paralympic… Read More

Quick Facts

Sport
Para-alpine skiing
Date of Birth
March 29, 1988
Home
Hope Island, QLD
Occupation
Women’s coach of the Australian Para-alpine skiing team
Started Competing
1994
First Competed for Australia
2009
Games Experience

Sochi 2014

Heroes

Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: Sighted guide to Melissa Perrine
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Melissa Perrine
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Melissa Perrine
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: Sighted guide to Melissa Perrine
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super Combined Classification: Sighted guide to Melissa Perrine