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Staci Mannella

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Sadie DeBaun

Further personal information

Residence
Randolph, NJ, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Anthropology, Biology - Dartmouth College: Hanover, NH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age four with the Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham, NY, United States of America.
Why this sport?
Her parents wanted a way for the family to do a fun sport together. "I love the freedom of skiing fast."
Club / Team
Adaptive Sports Foundation : United States
Name of coach
Tony McAllister, USA
Training Regime
She cross-trains in equestrian during the off-season.

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
United States
Location
Winter Park, CO, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Horse riding, spending time with friends. (stacimannella.com, 28 Jan 2017; teamusa.org, 23 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (thetab.com, 11 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
US Para alpine skier Danelle Umstead. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
She broke her thumb ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, but was still able to compete at the event in Pyeongchang. (usatoday.com, 08 Mar 2018)

In November 2017 she tore the medial collateral ligament [MCL] in her knee. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Partially sighted, totally focused." (stacimannella.com, 28 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Athlete of the Month for January 2016 by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (newjerseyhills.com, 22 Feb 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in equestrian at university level in the United States of America. (teamusa.org, 23 Feb 2016)
Impairment
She was born with achromatopsia, a genetic condition that results in serious light sensitivity, poor visual acuity and partial colour blindness. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; newjerseyhills.com, 22 Feb 2016)
Other information
SKIING BREAK
After competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, she took a year away from the sport to focus on her studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 23 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-12 6
Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 6
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G VI Race 1 2017-01-26 5
Women's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2017-01-28 3
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 10
Women's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 10
Women's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-18 9