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Anita Emery

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age seven at the Maine Adaptive Sports club in Newry, ME, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She grew up in a skiing family. Her adoptive father, Frank Emery, introduced her to the sport.

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, playing football and basketball. (frontpage.thewindhameagle.com, 11 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"[Skiing] is freeing. [When it comes to] racing, I like the competitive aspect, whether I'm racing against a clock or racing against someone else. I'm always pushing myself to become better and learn new techniques." (frontpage.thewindhameagle.com, 11 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Her adoptive grandfather, Franklin Emery, was inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2005. (westbrookgorhamrotary.org, 26 Feb 2019; maineskiandsnowboardmuseum.org, 01 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (frontpage.thewindhameagle.com, 11 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. Doctors initially believed she would never be able to walk, but following multiple surgeries and physical therapy she was able to learn to walk. (frontpage.thewindhameagle.com, 11 Jan 2019)
Other information
FROM LATVIA TO THE UNITED STATES
She was born in Latvia, and adopted by parents from the United States of America when she was age one. (frontpage.thewindhameagle.com, 11 Jan 2019)