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Eleonor Sana

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Chloe Sana [sister]

Further personal information

Residence
Court-Saint-Étienne, BEL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Physical Education - Saint Etienne College: Court-Saint-Étienne, BEL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2014.
Why this sport?
She wanted to be involved in competition.
Club / Team
Embarquement Immediat: Liège, BEL
Name of coach
Stefan Sazio, FRA

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Belgium
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Shopping, watching television series, spending time with friends. (bestrong.be, Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing first in downhill at the 2016 World Cup event in Tignes, France. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her guide and sister Chloe Sana. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Lindsey Vonn. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I never lose. Either I win, or I learn." [South African politician Nelson Mandela] (bestrong.be, Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the flag bearer for Belgium at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 12 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She was born with bilateral retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina in the eye. (leblogdesamisdesaveugles.wordpress.com, 04 Mar 2016; Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first female athlete representing Belgium to win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming a bronze in the visually impaired downhill event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 11 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill VI Race 1 2017-01-25 3
Women's Super-G VI Race 1 2017-01-26 2
Women's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2017-01-28 4
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 4
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-10 3
Women's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 4
Women's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 6
Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 6
Women's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-18 8