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Caroline Bisson

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6

Further personal information

Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
History, Political Science - University of Ottawa: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at age 10 but did not take up the sport until 2007.
Why this sport?
She did not enjoy skiing when she first tried it as a child because she preferred doing things where it was warm. A friend bought her some new ski equipment in 2007, so she decided to give the sport another try. After the operations following her illness she wanted to continue taking part in sport. She had a chance meeting with some adaptive skiers and decided to pursue it.

General interest

Hobbies
Camping, hiking, travelling, writing, reading, international news, watching documentaries and foreign movies, ultimate frisbee. (readersdigest.ca, 19 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Moving and being in nature, it was a way to reconnect with this new body [after her illness]." (ici.radio-canada.ca, 22 Feb 2017)
Other sports
She competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (carolinebisson.ca, 20 Mar 2017)
Impairment
In 2009 she underwent the amputation of her left arm, shoulder and part of her rib cage to stop the spread of a growing malignant tumour that had originated in her scapula [shoulder blade]. (carolinebisson.ca, 20 Mar 2017)
Other information
OTHER EDUCATION
She studied project management at Universite du Quebec en Outaouais in Canada, and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. (LinkedIn profile, Feb 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 14
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 11
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 12
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 16