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Laurie Stephens

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Recreation Management - University of New Hampshire: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age 12 at Loon Mountain, NH, United States of America. She started racing at about age 15.
Why this sport?
She first tried the sport with a group of adaptive athletes.
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, knitting. (teamusa.org, 19 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2006 Paralympic Sportswoman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming and previously held two US records in the sport. (teamusa.org, 01 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (usparalympics.org, 13 Dec 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Final Round 1
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 7
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2
Women's Super-G Sitting Final Round 1
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 5
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 5
Women's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 5
Women's Super-G Sitting Final Round 4
Women's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Final 2011-01-16 2
Women's Super-G Sitting Final 2011-01-18 2
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2011-01-19 3
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 1
Women's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 3
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 5
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 3
Women's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2014-03-10 3
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 4
Women's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 6
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2015-03-04 4
Women's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 9999
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2015-03-07 3
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 5
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 5
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2017-01-25 9999
Women's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 4
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 5
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 6
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 3
Women's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 5
Women's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 4
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 7
Women's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-18 5
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-22 9999
Women's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 5
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 4
Women's Super-G Sitting Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 3