Brittany Fisher

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Husband Trevor
Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English, German, Swahili
Higher education
Education - Utah State University: Logan, UT, USA

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport through the University of Utah Therapeutic Recreation and Independent Lifestyles [TRAILS] programme.
Name of coach
Eileen Carey [national], USA

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
United States
Tournament
North-American Championship
Location
Midway, UT, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Mountain boarding. (stgeorgeutah.com, 12 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I know that I am not my disability, I am not my body. I'm not a victim or a survivor, I'm a fighter. We are defined by our spiritual characteristics and attributes, not our physical ones." (brittanyannefisher.blogspot.com, 19 Oct 2016)
Other sports
Before her accident she competed in athletics for Utah State University in Logan, UT, United States of America. (deseretnews.com, 20 May 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (stgeorgeutah.com, 12 Mar 2016)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a rock climbing accident in 2012 at Cougar Cliffs in St. George, UT, United States of America. On the four-year anniversary of her injury she rappelled down the same cliffs where the accident had occurred. (deseretnews.com, 20 May 2013; stgeorgeutah.com, 12 Mar 2016)