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Nadine Richards

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-LL1

Further personal information

Residence
Calgary, AB, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began snowboarding at age 23 on a family holiday at Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by her brother, who had been involved in backcountry snowboarding since he was a teenager.

General interest

Hobbies
Walking dogs, cycling, hiking, camping. (canadasnowboard.ca, 01 May 2019)
Injuries
In November 2019 she tore her medial collateral ligament [MCL] and damaged the meniscus and cartilage in her knee after falling while training. She managed to return to light training in January 2020, but the injury did not heal as anticipated and she required surgery in June 2020. (Facebook page, 06 Jun 2020, 13 Jan 2020)
Impairment
She was born without her legs below the knee and her lower left arm. (Facebook page, 31 Aug 2020; airdrietoday.com, 30 Mar 2015)
Other information
DOG WALKING
She has worked as a part-time dog walker. (canadasnowboard.ca, 01 May 2019)