Name: Jasmin Bambur
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Event(s): Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined
Classification: LW11, Sitting
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
DOB: 8/28/1979
Birthplace: Zrenjanin, Serbia
Hometown: Granby, Colo.
High School: Piedmont High School (Indian Trail, N.C.) ‘98
College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‘03, International Business; Middle Georgia College ‘01, Sports Medicine
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2010, 2014, 2018)
  • PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, 12th (super combined)
  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, 7th (super-G), 17th (giant slalom)
  • Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th (downhill), 20th (super-G), 25th (slalom) – representing Team Serbia
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 - 9th (super combined), 12th (downhill, giant slalom, slalom), 19th (super-G)
  • Years of Participation: 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2015 (slalom)
Personal: When he was 12 years old, Bambur and his family fled Bosnia because of war. His father located a home in the U.S. for him through a high school foreign exchange program. He excelled in the U.S. and joined multiple sports teams before finding his passion in team handball. In 2000, he played for the U.S. National Handball Team while enrolled as a student at Middle Georgia College. One night after training, Bambur fell asleep at the wheel, crashing his car and sustaining a spinal cord injury which made him a paraplegic. He struggled with depression after his injury, but a visit from 1992 Paralympic gold medalist Bert Burns opened his eyes. Bambur tried wheelchair tennis and basketball, along with waterskiing before he picked up skiing. He competed at the Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 for 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 beginning in 2012. He competed at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 for Team USA...Son of Dzafer and Miljana Bambur...Married to Sarah Bambur...Has one brother, Ismar...Has three daughters: Lejla, Maja and Adelyn...Multilingual in English, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and Macedonian...Hobbies include fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating and camping.