Having always been a keen sportsman, following a road traffic accident in 1980 where he lost his right leg above knee, the sight out of his left eye, and some movement of the left hand, he thouht his days of competing in sport were over.
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However Chris took up skiing in 1988. He soon found that skiing gave him back the excitement and sense of achievement he had been missing and soon was competing in club racing on dry slopes and National events for disabled racers in Britain and Europe.
His first world event was the World Championships in Colorado in 1990. He went on to compete in the 1992 Paralympics in Tignes. Following this he continued training and competing at Inernational level as part of the British team.
Chris ceased competing in events for disabled skiers after the Disabled World Championships in 2004 and now competes as a Master in non disabled events.
He holds a full Masters FIS Licence and is now a Mechanical Engineer, married to Anne and has a son called Nick.