From Germany to Austria, Austria to Slovenia, Slovenia to Italy, Italy to Switzerland and Switzerland to France. It was a successful season for the US Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team. We were given a chance to inspire and make our names known. Thats exactly what happened. There are moments when all the work and every moment of pain seems worth it. That, to me, is the Moment of Gold. We have all experienced these. As an athlete its the moment on the podium, the moment of success. For ski racers, its knowing you were just a few hundredths of a second faster. Less than the blink of an eye. For others its the fight in every moment of creating success, then having it all pay off. We have all experienced and can relate to this, but the things that make each of us extraordinary instead of ordinary is the ability to fight, its the willingness to work, and the hope it will all pay off. After all if it was easy, everyone would do it. That moment of success is what a lot of the US team was able to experience this trip. Some big medals were thrown down by, new comer Thomas Walsh a Cancer Survivor, Jamie Stanton and Tyler Walker I even managed a Gold medal in the SuperG race in Tignes France. Nearly 40 World Cup medals in 4 countries. It was a great chance to represent our country and bring publicity to the paralympic movement. As a team we are looking forward to much more success and we couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities that are given to us. We put the responsibility of being an example, on our shoulders and hope its enough to make a true difference. Because! The year has just begun. We have more races starting off February in Aspen and Canada then starting off May we will have World Cup Finals in Aspen Colorado. Our home hill! Hopes are high and theres much more to look forward to.
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