Stephanie Jallen: 3 reasons to watch PyeongChang 2018

Where else can you watch a skier fly down a mountain in high speed on one leg? 15 Sep 2017
American Stephanie Jallen won slalom at the first World Cup of 2014-15.

American Stephanie Jallen

ⒸOriol Molas
By Lisa Blythman | For the IPC

There is no other major international competition where you can watch USA’s Stephanie Jallen ski at her best, and fastest, than at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. That is even more reason to watch the Games in March.

Jallen was born with a chromosomal disorder called CHILDS, leaving her with one leg and one fully developed arm. Yet, she picked up alpine skiing and went on to capture two bronze medals in the super-G and super combined. But she aims to upgrade those come March.

Here are her top reasons to watch PyeongChang 2018:

1) “There really is no other sport where you can watch someone with one leg, someone paralyzed, or someone who is blind, fly down a hill 60-plus miles an hour and stay upright; at least upright most of the time. Even though it's the same course, each person looks completely different coming down. There are no two tracks alike taken by racers so it stays interesting.”

2) “All sports are great. I don't like saying skiing is ‘the best of them all,’ but to me, personally, it's the best. It's fast, it's scary, and it's fun!”

3) “It’s awesome!”