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RAMSAY Alana
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthCalgary, CAN
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Calgary, AB, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age six.
Why this sport?
She began to pursue skiing after attending an event for teenagers with an impairment, where a ski coach suggested she try the sport. "It's just so much fun. It's about being outdoors and the freedom to go fast."
Club / Team
CADS Alberta: Canada
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Animals, spending time with her friends. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard for what you want and watch the magic happen." (CBC Sports Twitter account, 14 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Para Alpine Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Ski Racing Awards. (paralympic.org, 18 Mar 2016)

She received the Danny Letain Award from the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing [CADS] Alberta in 2010 and 2012. (cadsalberta.ca, Mar 2012; cadsalberta.ca, Nov 2010)
Impairment
A stroke at birth resulted in cerebral palsy, which affects the right side of her body. (activeforlife.com, 12 Mar 2014; stroke.org, 14 Sep 2010)
Other information
OVERCOMING EPILEPSY
At age 12 she was advised not to take part in competitive sports after being diagnosed with epilepsy, but with her parents' support she decided to continue skiing. "When you tell a 12-year-old kid they're not allowed to do something, it devastated me. I definitely had to fight for what I wanted after I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I'm glad I fought for what I wanted. I'm glad I fought for what I needed." (calgarysun.com, 07 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:43.39
9 2014 Slalom - Standing 2:24.06
  2014 Super Combined - Standing DNS
  2014 Giant Slalom - Standing DNF
4 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:35.21
3 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:35.20
3 2018 Super Combined - Standing 2:36.08
4 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:29.26
6 2018 Slalom - Standing 2:03.56
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014/2015 Downhill - Standing 1:50.82
9 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing 1:39.07
8 2014/2015 Super Combined - Standing 2:19.17
7 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:23.74 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Standing DSQ
3 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:18.63
2 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:09.39
3 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 2:05.18
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:28.46
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:39.82
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:23.20
4 2018/2019 Slalom - Standing 2:14.65
  2018/2019 Downhill - Standing  DNS
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:53.51
3 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:00.34
2 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing 1:29.26
4 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:24.52
4 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:24.50
3 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:29.71
3 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:33.25
2 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:36.33
2 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:38.75
3 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:35.74
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:28.24
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:54.34
1 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:25.22
4 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:26.08
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:26.87
3 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:30.21
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Standing 1:50.82
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Standing 1:54.79