Matti Suur-Hamari

Disciplines: SnowboardFrom: Imatra, FIN FINBorn: 05/31/86

About Matti

Matti is a witty, Finnish snowboarder who lost his left leg, below the knee, due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in 2009. The 29-year-old is a formidable competitor: he's raced in IPC Snowboard Cross and Banked Slalom events since 2013 and is making his second X Games appearance at Aspen 2016. He won the IPCAS Para-Snowboard Cross World Cup in 2015 and also finished 5th against able-bodied athletes in the Finnish Snowboard Cross National Championships in 2014. When he's not snowboarding Matti can be found fly fishing or riding his BMX and mountain bikes.

  • 2015 IPCAS Snowboard Cross World Champion (La Molina, Spain); third in Banked Slalom.
  • Finished 5th in Finnish Snowboard Cross 2014 National Championships (able
  • bodied racing)
  • 11th 2014 Sochi Paralympics
  • Won the World Cup event in La Molina in 2014
  • Left leg was amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident in 2009

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X Games Competition History

X Games Aspen 2015 SBD Snowboarder X Adaptive6th