Congratulations to Our Local Paralympic Athletes!
RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate would like to congratulate all of the athletes who will be representing Canada in PyeongChang for the 2018 Paralympic Games! Among these inspiring athletes are John Leslie, Alex Cairns, Mollie Jepsen, and Ethan Hess – and all of them are representing Sea to Sky Country.
Para Snowboarder John Leslie is a seasoned competitor, and we’re excited to see him take on the banked slalom too this time around. The 25-year-old Whistler resident posted Canada’s best snowboard result with a seventh-place in the men’s snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi.
Alex Cairns has taken his love of skiing to a whole new level as part of the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team. The 26-year-old Squamish local was born with Spina Bifida, and will be competing in slalom and giant slalom events.
Whistler’s Mollie Jepsen just achieved a triple medal performance at the World Cup Final, just before heading into the PyeongChang Games. At just 18-years-old, her Para Alpine Skiing career has been hampered by several injuries, but she continues to push through.
Ethan Hess, a young Pemberton local with Spina Bifida, joins the Canadian Para Nordic Ski Team in his first Paralympic Games in 2018. Having just earned two bronze medals and a fourth-place finish at Para Nationals earlier this year, the 18-year-old enters the Paralympics on a winning streak.
All four athletes have been mastering their skiing and snowboarding in competitions all over the world, and we can’t wait to watch them pursuing their olympic dreams in PyeongChang.
Keep track of the local athletes and their events, below. Check back for updates as the games go on!
Update: Mollie Jepsen wins bronze, Canada’s first medal at Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, in the Women’s Standing Downhill event on Friday March 9th with a time of 1 minute 34.60 seconds!