Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: LW11, Sitting
Date of Birth: Aug. 28, 1979
Birthplace: Zrenjanin, Vojvodina, Serbia
Hometown: Granby, Colo.
Current Residence: Granby, Colo.
High School: Piedmont HS (Indian Trail, N.C.) ‘98
College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‘03, International Business; Middle Georgia College ‘01, Sports Medicine
Coach: Kevin Jardine
- 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 7th super-G, 17th giant slalom; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 4th giant slalom; Huntsman Cup, 2nd slalom; World Cup Copper Mountain, 12th slalom run 1, 13th slalom run 2, 15th giant slalom run 1, 19th giant slalom run 2; World Cup Panorama, 20th giant slalom, 22nd super-G; NorAm Aspen, 1st downhill; NorAm Winter Park, 2nd giant slalom run 1, 3rd slalom and giant slalom run 2; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 1st super-G, 2nd downhill
- 2013: International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championship, 8th downhill, 16th super-G; World Cup Mt. Hutt, 12th super-G
- 2012: World Cup standings, 8th slalom, 12th super combined, 10th super-G; NorAm Copper Mountain, 2nd slalom, 4th giant slalom; NorAm Winter Park, 2nd giant slalom, 3rd super-G
- 2011: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship, 12th super combined, 14th downhill, 17th super-G; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 1st super-G, super combined
- 2010: Paralympic Winter Games, 9th downhill; IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, 5th downhill; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 1st overall
- 2009: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship, 14th slalom, IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, 10th downhill; NorAm Park City, 4th slalom
- 2008: U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 3rd downhill; NorAm Hartford, 2nd downhill; NorAm Copper Mountain, 4th slalom; The Hartford Ski Spectacular, Breckenridge, Colo., 4th slalom
- 2005: Four top-15 finishes in World Cup competition
- 2004: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship, 14th super-G; Two top-10 finishes in World Cup competition
When he was just 12 years old, Jasmin Bambur and his family fled Bosnia because of war. First they went to Kosovo, but as the situation there became more dangerous, Bambur’s father located a home in the United States for Jasmin through a high school foreign exchange program.
Bambur excelled in the U.S. and joined multiple sports teams in soccer, basketball and tennis before finding his passion in team handball. In 2000, Bambur played for the U.S. National Handball Team while enrolled as a student at Middle Georgia College. One night after a long day of training, Bambur fell asleep at the wheel for only a moment, but his car crashed and he sustained a spinal cord injury which made him a paraplegic. Bambur struggled with depression after his injury, but a visit from 1992 Paralympic gold medalist Bert Burns opened Bambur’s eyes to adaptive sport. Bambur tried wheelchair tennis and basketball, along with waterskiing before he picked up skiing.
Bambur competed at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games for his native country of Serbia, to become the first ever winter Paralympian in Serbian history. In 2010 he was granted his U.S. citizenship, and he was named a member of the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team for the 2012-13 season.
Bambur and his wife Sarah have two daughters and live in Winter Park, Colo. Bambur is multilingual in English, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Macedonian.
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