Erin Latimer

Erin Latimer

 

Erin Latimer was born with a congenital amputation of her right arm below the elbow. She started skiing at Craigleith Ski Club near Collingwood, Ontario at age two. Her sister and cousins were already out on the slopes and she was anxious to join them.

She advanced through the ski school and started ski racing in the Nancy Greene Development League at age seven. Since then, Latimer has been racing in the able-bodied program at Craigleith.

In 2012, she was introduced to para-alpine by Gwen Binsfeld, a coach on the Ontario Disabled Alpine Racing Team. Her first competition was in Huntsville at the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games in February 2012.

In 2013, Latimer won the gold medal in the standing giant slalom at the Para-alpine Canadian Championship in B.C. Her medal was presented by Canadian skiing legend Nancy Greene. She added two Nor-Am titles with gold in slalom and giant slalom.

The 2013-14 season was her first traveling with the World Cup team and she enjoyed success at the opening stop on the circuit with two top-10 results. She capped the season competing at the Paralympic Winter Games.

She graduated from high school at the end of January 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014 Paralympian… Won three gold medals at Nationals/Nor-Ams in Sun Peaks in 2013.

PERSONAL

Family: Grew up in skiing family… father races in Masters League.

Getting into the sport: Started skiing at age two… Raced against able-bodied skiers growing up… Introduced to para-alpine in 2012.

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Women 8
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super Combined - Standing - Women 7
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Standing - Women 9