Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Nordic skiing, Para athletics

Hometown

Prince Albert, SK

Classification

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Double medallist 1998, 2006 and 2010 Paralympic Winter Games… Double medallist at 1992 and 1996 Summer Paralympic Games… 2011 World Champion sit-skiing… 1998 and 2005 World Cup sit-skiing champion…

 

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Sochi 2014 will be her tenth Paralympic Games…First Canadian to win a Paralympic medal at a home Games…Only Canadian to compete at six Paralympic Winter Games so far…Sochi will make seven.

 

PERSONAL

GETTING INTO THE SPORT:  grew up in Porcupine Plain in Northeast Saskatchewan…Her first time ever in a sit-ski was in one her brother made for her on a family holiday. She tried Para-nordic skiing for the first time in 1991… She was introduced to the sport by para-Nordic skier Joe Harrison.

 

ODDS AND ENDS: has a street named after her in Saskatoon (Bourgonje Crescent)… She has worked on a Canadian project called SASKI Skiing for Disabled that recruits people with impairments and teaches them the basics of skiing.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2014 Summer
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Sochi, Russia
2010 Summer
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Vancouver, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2006 Winter
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Torino, Italy
2 bronze medals

2 bronze medals

2002 Winter
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Salt Lake City, USA
2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia
1998 Winter
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Nagano, Japan
2 silver medals

2 silver medals

1996 Summer
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Atlanta, USA
2 bronze medals

2 bronze medals

1994 Winter
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Lillehammer, Norway
1992 Summer
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Barcelona, Spain
2 bronze medals

2 bronze medals

1992 Winter
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Albertville, France