Mary Benson

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Douglas College: Vancouver, BC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began at age 46 in Vancouver after attending a learn-to-ski programme for people with impairments.
Why this sport?
She wanted to become healthy after her brain injury, and get back to nature in the mountains and snow.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada
Location
Isny im Allgäu

General interest

Hobbies
Camping, hiking, cycling, gardening. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Her great grandfather won the Stanley Cup in ice hockey. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 12
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 14
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 9999