The 31-year-old became Canada’s first female Paralympic snowboarder at Sochi 2014, finishing ninth in the women’s snowboard-cross, on the sport’s debut at the Paralympic Winter Games.
Salt, who took up snowboard at 13-years-old, had a life-threatening motorcycle accident in 2011 and as a result lost her right leg 10 inches above the knee. Whilst recovering in hospital, she received the visit of Canada’s Para ice hockey captain Greg Westlake, who encouraged Salt to go on practising.
Soon after, she was snowboarding again.
"It was such an incredible feeling to get back on the board after hearing it may never happen again,” she said.
Salt finished fifth in the 2014-15 World Cup overall rankings and fourth in both the snowboard-cross and the banked slalom at the 2015 IPC Snowboard World Championships in La Molina, Spain.
She climbed to the fourth place in the World Cup last season and is hoping to take another leap forward in 2016-17 where she will compete at home at the 2017 World Para Snowboard World Championships in Big White, Canada.
Salt works as an estate agent, is a motivational speaker and also participates in fitness competitions.
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In 2014 she suffered a knee injury and took one year to fully recover. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
She returned to work five months after the amputation of her leg, and soon after she became a licensed real estate agent. "I have to work to support myself, but I think real estate and sport go hand in hand. I've learned to turn stress into something positive. Both sport and work have allowed me to do that with one another. It's definitely not easy to manage work and training. But when you're passionate about something, you learn to balance." (zolo.ca, 18 Jul 2018)
Since 2014 she has served as an athlete mentor for Classroom Champions, a non-profit organisation that uses Olympic and Paralympic athletes as role models to help children set goals and improve digital literacy. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018; classroomchampions.org, 2016)
|Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing||Final Round||2014-03-14||9|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Race 1||2015-02-24||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Race 1||2015-02-28||4|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-04||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-07||9999|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Final||2018-03-12||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Final||2018-03-16||5|