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JEPSEN Mollie
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthWest Vancouver, CAN
Height1.57 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Whistler, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age two.
Why this sport?
She always loved skiing and being in the mountains, her family having a place in Whistler, BC, Canada. "It just kind of became our life, being at Whistler." She also practised gymnastics and was into equestrian events, before being influenced by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Club / Team
Whistler Mountain Ski Club: Canada
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 31 Oct 2018)
Injuries
In September 2018 she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel illness. She spent six weeks going in and out of hospital. (paralympic.org, 07 Jan 2019)

She suffered a broken ankle in February 2017. She resumed training in August 2017. (piquenewsmagazine.com, 23 Feb 2017; cjnews.com, 13 Apr 2018)

She torn the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee on two occasions. The first one was at age 13 during a training run in Whistler, BC, Canada. The second was at age 15 at an event in Austria in October 2015. She underwent surgery in December 2015 and returned to competition in September 2016. (NPC Media Guide, 2018; cjnews.com, 13 Apr 2018; games.paralympic.ca, 25 May 2018)

She broke her left hand in 2011. (Athlete, 20 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I just want people to treat me as a normal person. I am just one of them and there is no difference." (Athlete, 20 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was the recipient of the Best Female Athlete award from the Canadian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.org, 31 Oct 2018)

She was named the Female Para Alpine Skiing Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Ski Racing Awards. (alpinecanada.org, 01 Nov 2018)

In 2017 she received a Rising Strong Award from Whistler Mountain Ski Club in British Columbia, Canada. (wmsc.info, 17 May 2017)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied alpine skiing. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Impairment
She was born missing fingers on her left hand, but has part of her thumb and small finger. (Athlete, 20 Apr 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has been named athlete ambassador for the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Paralympian Search programme in Victoria, BC, Canada. (games.paralympic.ca, 25 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:34.60
4 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:36.22
1 2018 Super Combined - Standing 2:32.70
3 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:25.72
2 2018 Slalom - Standing 1:59.59
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
5 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:26.86
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:24.70
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:26.99
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:26.97