One of the most decorated skiers in the history of disabled ski racing, David Jamison claims over 100 national and regional alpine victories, 10 combined national titles and 3 world championship medals, including one gold.
As a child, David Jamison lost his left leg to polio. After hearing about a disabled ski program from his doctor, David learned to 3-track ski. His first victory was soon to follow. By 13, Jamison had already claimed several victories and at 16, he was on his way to France for the international amputee ski championships.
In 1981, after several years of competition, Jamison was barred from racing because his disability class was not recognized by the sport’s governing body. This set-back motivated Jamison to train rigorously and in 1982, he took the World Championship slalom victory.
Among his numerous victories, Jamison took two more World Championship medals, a silver and bronze, both in the slalom event. His signature fluid turns and smooth skiing style rocketed him to the top of disabled skiing and earned him a position as the fastest 3-track skier in the world.
Jamison credits his family & friends as a powerful source for motivation and encouragement. He also acknowledges the importance of recognizing that a disability does not make an individual different from anyone else -in sports or in life. Jamison coached adaptive skiing after he retired from racing in 1989.