Chris Klug

Snowboarder, Olympic athlete

1972 –

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Who is Chris Klug?

Chris Klug is a professional alpine snowboarder. After receiving a liver transplant in 2000 to treat Primary sclerosing cholangitis, he went on to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, winning a bronze medal in the Parallel Giant Slalom. This was the first and so far only time a transplantee had competed in the Olympics, either winter or summer. He also won a bronze medal, and lit the torch at the 2002 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games. He is an alumnus of Deerfield Academy.

In 2004, Klug released a book called To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder. He is an active supporter of organ donation and recently founded the Chris Klug Foundation and Donor Dudes to spread awareness of the need for organ donors.

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Born
Nov 18, 1972
Vail
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Deerfield Academy
Lived in
  • Aspen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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