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Megan Harmon

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
English
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - University of Alabama in Huntsville: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para snowboard at the National Ability Center in Park City, UT, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She had first tried skiing at age seven on a girl scouts programme. "My first winter as an amputee, my father took me to Park City to get skiing lessons at the National Ability Center. I tried skiing and thought it was terrifying, so I switched to snowboarding. I really struggled with it at first, but I made it a personal goal to figure it out and get good at snowboarding. My father continued to take me to Park City every winter, and one year I was asked if I would be interested in joining Team Utah's adaptive snowboarding team."

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
United States
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Canada

General interest

Nicknames
Pistol [because she never gives up]. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017)
Hobbies
Rock climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, painting, drawing, biomechanical engineering, riding motorcycles, caving, backpacking. (Facebook profile, 19 Dec 2018; teamusa.org, Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are in charge of your own destiny." (discovernac.org, 01 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
Her cousin Mary Stack competed in powerlifting at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Sep 2012)
Impairment
In March 2009 she lost her left leg after being hit by a car while riding her motorcycle. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017; megan-harmon.blogspot.co.uk, 12 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 10
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2017-02-04 5
Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2017-02-07 5