Winter sports: Making disabled Snow Sports happen
Athletes with disabilities have found success in many winter sports, including downhill skiing, nordic skiing and hockey. Now, kids and adults with disabilities are also experiencing the joys of snowboarding. At free2move.org we believe that "snowboarding and Skiing is a live experience for disabled people. Snow sports feeds the freedom on the mountains”.

- Urko Egea - Spain
One person that’s taken up this challenge is Urko Egea who at the age of 25 lost the lower part of his right leg in an accident but now, with encouragement from free2move.org, has returned to active snowboarding. Urko, a former student at Deusto University now working for the KUTXA bank group, always loved the mountains and snowboarding was his favorite sport but he thought the activity was lost to him forever.
With the help and encouragement of free2move.org Urko joined a snowboarding club and with training soon made rapid progress. Now he can once again enjoy the freedom of the mountains and earlier this year competed in the world championships.

- Andrea Rothfuss – Germany
Aged just 19, Rothfuss showed she had a bright future ahead of her winning four bronze medals in the five events she competed in at the 2009 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Korea. A year later and she was on the podium again this time winning two silvers and a bronze at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
She finally got her first taste of gold in Sestriere, Italy when she stormed to victory in the Slalom and Downhill events at the 2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. She also won two silver and two bronze medals bringing her medal tally for the Championships to six.
The 2011/2012 season was again an impressive one for the German. She finished top of the World Cup standings for the Giant Slalom and Super-G events and was second on the list for Super Combined.
In 2013 she will be determied to continue her impressive form but will face a stiff challenge for medals, most likely from the French duo of Solene Jambaque and Marie Bochet. Expect the battle between the three of them to run and run all the way through to Sochi 2014.
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