Betsy Hurley

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Residence
Bennington, VT, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Science - Springfield College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-skiing at age nine in Vermont, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She saw the sport on television and thought it looked like fun.

General interest

Nicknames
Pita (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Hobbies
Kayaking, karate, handcycling, swimming, ice sledge hockey, wheelchair football. (Facebook page, 16 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Nancy and Joe Hurley. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
US para-alpine skier Alana Nichols. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. "I'm paralysed at the waist, have hydrocephalus and poor circulation in the lower half of my body. I also use a wheelchair full-time for mobility." (betsyhurley.com, 30 Nov 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a participant liaison officer at the Bart J Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center in Manchester, VT, United States of America. (bartadaptive.org, 2016)