Chris Klug, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Chris Klug

snowboarder

Date of Birth: 18-Nov-1972

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Profession: snowboarder

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Chris Klug

  • Chris Klug (born November 18, 1972) 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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