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Kimberly Joines

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
Rossland, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - University of Alberta: Edmonton, AB, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 19 in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
"After my accident this seemed like the best competitive sport scenario for me, given my passion for skiing and snowboarding prior to injury."
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Canada
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Crash, Kim (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011; alpinecanada.org, 09 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Powder skiing, camping, off-road driving. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the overall World Cup title for the 2007/08 season. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Injuries
She competed with a shoulder injury throughout the 2014/15 season. (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2015)

In April 2013 while competing at a Paralympic Test Event in Sochi, Russia, she crashed and injured both of her arms, and had to undergo surgery on her collarbone. (kimberlyjoines.com, 12 May 2013)

Her 2011/12 season was disrupted by hip, shoulder and appendix operations. (alpinecanada.org, 14 May 2012)

She missed the whole of 2010 because of a broken hip, and three months of the 2009 season because of broken ribs. She was out for three months in 2005 because of a broken femur, which followed a four month break in 2004 because of a fractured tibia. In 2002 she broke both her ankles and a tibial plateau in a crash which kept her out for five months. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It always works out in the end. So if it isn't working out, it just isn't finished yet." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2015)
Impairment
A snowboarding accident in 2000 resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Other information
PERSONAL BATTLE
She has admitted to battling depression throughout her career. (canada.com, 06 Mar 2014)

SPEED TO SKILL
She stopped competing in skiing's speed events and switched to the more technical events in a bid to reduce her risk of injury and prolong her career. "I've never broken a bone in a technical event. As soon as I stopped skiing speed, it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and I was generally just relaxed and positive." (canada.com, 06 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 2
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2009-02-23 6
Women's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 3
Women's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 1
Women's Downhill Sitting Final 2009-02-28 1
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 2
Women's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 9999
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 3
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 2
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 3
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 9999