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Katlyn Maddry

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up snowboarding following a middle school trip to Mount Alyeska in Alaska, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"My middle school took a trip to Alyeska every year and they invited me to go and work with a programme there called Challenge Alaska."

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
United States

General interest

Nicknames
Katy (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She was born with fibular and tibial hemimelia, and her right leg was amputated at age eight. "Life has been so good since then. I've met so many more people than I would have, and I love it." (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020; people.com, 09 Dec 2018)
Other information
FROM CHINA TO THE UNITED STATES
She was born in the People's Republic of China and lived there until she was age six. She was then adopted and moved to Alaska, United States of America. (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)

EQUIPMENT GIFT
In December 2018 while participating in the Hartford Ski Spectacular at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, United States of America, she and eight other Para athletes were given new adaptive gear donated by US Para snowboarder Mike Schultz. She received a custom-made Versa foot, as well as a new snowboard. "I was super-duper surprised. It's a night and day difference compared to what I've been used to. I can finally hit jumps with speed, which I never could before." (people.com, 09 Dec 2018)