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Cristina Albert

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Holladay, UT, USA
Occupation
Customer Service
Languages
English
Higher education
Theatre Studies - University of Colorado: Denver, CO, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began snowboarding competitively in 2012 after her leg amputation.

General interest

Impairment
She was born with amniotic band syndrome and club foot, and had numerous operations to correct the condition. "At age 12 my orthopaedic surgeon suggested another corrective surgery that consisted of a metal plate and seven screws to be inserted in my left foot in order to straighten and flatten out my foot. Unfortunately I developed a bad Staph infection a few months later. Several more surgeries and antibiotics followed but to no avail. In January 2002 the decision to amputate my left leg below the knee was made." (gofundme.com, 08 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 4