Top 10 Americas Moments of 2018: No. 3

Brenna Huckaby celebrates double Paralympic gold 29 Dec 2018 By APC

Brenna Huckaby was “dreaming of gold every night” before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. And the US snowboarder delivered, with two titles in the women´s snowboard-cross and banked slalom SB–LL1.

Huckaby’s outstanding performance at PyeongChang 2018 comes in No. 3 in the Americas Paralympic Committee’s Top 10 Moments of 2018.

It was an eventful first few months of 2018 for the 22-year-old.

At the beginning of the year, she claimed two golds at the World Cup Finals in Big White, Canada, sweeping the season titles in the women´s SB-LL1 class and winning her first crystal globes in banked slalom, snowboard-cross and the overall title.

In February, Huckaby made history as the first amputee to be featured in the world-famous US magazine Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

But the best was yet to come.

At her maiden Paralympic Games, Huckaby won both her events. Moreover, she had the chance to celebrate with her fiancée Tristan Clegg and daughter Lilah on the snow in PyeongChang.

Huckaby admitted: “I did not really have expectations for this season as far as podium´s concerned, but I trusted the trainings, my coaches and it is always good to see that training and progress paid off on the podium.”

The countdown of the APC’s Top 10 Moments continues until 31 December.