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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Eleonor SANA - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Eleonor SANA

    Eleonor SANA
    Birth Date:  01 Jul 1997
    Age:  20
    Gender:   Female


    Eleonor SANA - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 9:30
    Women's Downhill, Visually Impaired 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 9:30
    Women's Downhill, Visually Impaired
    Sun, 11 Mar 9:30
    Women's Super-G, Visually Impaired
    Tue, 13 Mar 9:30
    Women's Super Combined, Visually Impaired Super-G
    Tue, 13 Mar 15:00
    Women's Super Combined, Visually Impaired Slalom
    Wed, 14 Mar 9:30
    Women's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Wed, 14 Mar 14:15
    Women's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2
    Sun, 18 Mar 9:30
    Women's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Sun, 18 Mar 12:30
    Women's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2

    Biographical Information

    World Championships
    2Super-G, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:14.34
    3Downhill, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:19.02
    4Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA2:37.15
    4Super Combined, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA2:08.80
    6Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:43.74
    DNFSlalom, Visually Impaired2015Panorama, BC, CANDNF
    DSQGiant Slalom, Visually Impaired2015Panorama, BC, CANDSQ
    Hobbies Shopping, watching television series, spending time with friends. (bestrong.be, Feb 2015)
    Occupation Athlete
    Education Physical Education - Saint Etienne College, Court-Saint-Etienne, BEL
    Languages spoken French
    Club name Embarquement Immediat [Liege, BEL]
    Coach Stefan Sazio, FRA (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Debut 2014 for Belgium, International Tournament in Landgraaf, Netherlands (paralympic.be, 07 Feb 2015)
    Start She began competing in Para alpine skiing in 2014. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Reason She wanted to be involved in competition. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 12 Dec 2017)
    Memorable Achievement Placing first in downhill at the 2016 World Cup event in Tignes, France. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Hero US alpine skier Lindsey Vonn. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Influence Her guide and sister Chloe Sana. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
    Philosophy "I never lose. Either I win, or I learn." [South African politician Nelson Mandela] (bestrong.be, Feb 2015)
    Awards She was named the flag bearer for Belgium at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
    Additional information

    B2 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Vision impairment (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)

    Origin of Impairment
    Congenital (leblogdesamisdesaveugles.wordpress.com, 04 Mar 2016)

    Impairment Details
    She was born with bilateral retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina in the eye. (leblogdesamisdesaveugles.wordpress.com, 04 Mar 2016; Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)

    Chloe Sana [sister] (Facebook page, 16 Jan 2018; tvcom.be, 13 Dec 2016)

    She became the first female athlete representing Belgium to win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming a bronze in the visually impaired downhill event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 11 Mar 2018)

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