2010 PARALYMPIC PREVIEW
An impressively decorated roster of alpine and nordic athletes aims for
even more medals in the 2009-2010 season BY SHAUNA FARNELL
ADAPTIVE ALPINE NORDIC
Fischer, Carrera, Nordica
Elan, Uvex, Aspen Seating ;
Samsung Electronics North
America, Richard M. Wilson
Outlook: Gold medals are
old hat for Allison Jones,
who was born without a femur and became a competitive skier when skiing recreationally with her family just wasn’t pushing her enough.
Outlook: Racing on the U.S. Adaptive Team for 20
years, Chris Devlin-Young has two Paralympic gold medals, two world championship golds, four World Cup super G globes and more than 50 national titles. Paralyzed
from the waist down by a plane crash in 1982, he began
his ski career as a LW-1 but moved to a mono-ski in 1997.
The rest is history.
She hopes to be defending her 2006 gold at the Vancouver Paralympic Games and also has three world championship golds in downhill, giant slalom and slalom.
Greatest accomplishment: “Graduating from DU
[Denver University] with my degree in Engineering.”
Three important things: “Friends and family and having fun in all aspects of life.”
Greatest accomplishment: “My commitment to being a good husband to my wife Donna, and father to my
Heroes: “Everybody around me is a hero. Whether they
succeed or fail I can learn from them, help them, or just
be there for them.”
Three important things: “My marriage, my family
and skiing any time, any place, any condition.”
Goals: “To have a ton of fun.”
Heroes: “My parents, who just celebrated their 50th
Goals: “To have fun every day, remain healthy and take
more pictures. Oh, yeah, and win all my races!”
Hometown: Park City, Utah
Equipment/Sponsors: Rossignol, Bollé, Comcast,