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Mackenzie Macdonald

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Brianna Marquis

Further personal information

Residence
Farmington, ME, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Rehabilitation Studies - University of Maine Farmington: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competitive skiing with the alpine race team at Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation in Sunday River ski resort in Newry, ME, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I loved the technicality of it. There is something that you can always improve on, and working hard is something I've always done to be better at things. Skiing is just so freeing, and it has shown me so much about myself. It has also made me more confident in other aspects of my life."
Club / Team
University of Maine Farmington: United States
Name of coach
Brianna Marquis [personal]

General interest

Nicknames
Mac, Mac and Cheese [joint nickname for her and guide Brianna Marquis]. (thesidelineperspective.com, 30 Jul 2020)
Hobbies
Ice skating, photography, biking. (Instagram profile, 19 Sep 2019; moveunitedsport.org, 15 Apr 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in B3 giant slalom and silver in B3 slalom at the 2019 National Championships in Winter Park, CO, United States of America. (moveunitedsport.org, 15 Apr 2019; Instagram profile, 31 Mar 2019; db.ipc-services.org, 30 Mar 2019; db.ipc-services.org, Mar 27 2019)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (moveunitedsport.org, 15 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." (moveunitedsport.org, 15 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (flyer.umf.maine.ed, 07 Nov 2019)
Impairment
Her visual impairment is caused by ocular albinism. "I have no depth perception at all and very little peripheral vision." (flyer.umf.maine.ed, 07 Nov 2019)