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Rebecca Mideros

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age eight at Horseshoe Valley in Ontario, Canada. "When I started it was so hard, I was falling every single race with the able-bodied [athletes]. I just wanted to complete a race so badly."
Why this sport?
She watched her family ski on a holiday and wanted to try. She began skiing herself after learning about Canadian Adaptive Snowsports. "Everyone was out on the mountain having fun and I wanted to be with them. I started sit skiing, but I had the potential to do a little more and I wanted to stand up. It brings this type of freedom I can't get anywhere else, it's really intense and I love it."

General interest

Hobbies
Playing guitar, skateboarding, listening to music. (Facebook profile, 27 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para alpine skier Frederique Turgeon. (cg2019.gems.pro, 15 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I definitely think that people have a misconception about my abilities and how good I would be as an athlete. I sometimes like it, because people will tell me, 'You can't do that'. And I'll be like, 'Yeah I can, you should watch me, I'm going to do it right now.'" (BYUtv YouTube channel, 09 Sep 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named 2019/20 Adaptive Skier or Snowboarder of the Year by Canadian Adaptive Snowsports [CADS]. (cads.ski, 01 Jan 2021)

She was named 2019 Alpine Ontario Alpin [AOA] Para Athlete of the Year in Canada. (alpineontario.ca, 01 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (cg2019.gems.pro, 15 Feb 2019)
Impairment
At age four she lost her right leg above the knee in a boating accident. She was standing up in a dinghy when she fell out and her leg was injured by the motor. (simcoe.com, 29 May 2018; waramps.ca, 14 May 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an ambassador for The War Amps Child Amputee [CHAMP] Program in Canada. The scheme aims to educate children on spotting danger before they play. (simcoe.com, 29 May 2018; waramps.ca, 14 May 2018)