Wilmington, East Sussex/Castledawson, Northern Ireland
Date of Birth
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James Whitley started skiing in 2001 while on holiday with his family and made his debut for Great Britain seven years later in 2008.
In 2013 he made his World Championship debut in La Molina, Spain, where he finished 16th in giant slalom. A year later he made his debut for ParalympicsGB at Sochi 2014 where he produced confident performances in the technical events, ranking 14th in the giant slalom and 15th in the slalom.
Since then, key achievements have included top-ten finishes at the World Championships as well as three Europa Cup titles, ranking second overall in the Europa Cup super-combined in Veysonnaz.
At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games James finished in the top ten in both the downhill and slalom races and also competed in the giant slalom, super-G and super combined.
James has also represented both his school and Courchevel, where he trains, in non-disabled competition, winning six cups.
He is the grandson of former Prime Minster of Northern Ireland, James Chichester-Clark.
2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games
- Downhill: 10th
- Slalom: 10th
- Giant Slalom: 11th
- Super-G: 22nd
- Super Combined: 11th
2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
- Giant slalom: 14th
- Slalom: 15th
2017 World Championships, Tarvisio, Italy
- Slalom: 7th
2015 World Championships, Panorama, Canada
- Slalom: 9th
2013 World Championships, La Molina, Spain
- Giant slalom:16th
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17 March 2018
Top-ten finish gives Whitley cause for optimism
16 March 2018
PyeongChang 2018: Meenagh and Whitley bow out with impressive performances
14 March 2018
Giant slalom silver makes it three for Fitzpatrick and Kehoe
11 March 2018
PyeongChang 2018: Knight and Wild double up while Fitzpatrick and Kehoe bounce back in style
11 March 2018
Double delight as ParalympicsGB take super-G silver and bronze
9 March 2018
PyeongChang 2018: Knight, Wild and wheelchair curlers look to carry form into day two
3 March 2018