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Michelle Salt

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Michelle Salt
Personal information
Full nameMichelle Sonia Salt
Born (1985-03-05) March 5, 1985 (age 39)
Edmonton, Alberta
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in) (2014)
DisabilityAbove knee Leg Amputee
Disability classLL-1
ClubCanada Snowboard [1]
TeamNational Team
Coached byMark Fawcett
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals2014 Winter Paralympics 2018 Winter Paralympics
National finals1st in 2014/2015/2016
Highest world ranking3rd overall in 2015/16/18
Medal record

2nd IPC Canada World Cup, 2nd IPC Italy SBX and BS World Cup, 2nd IPC France World Cup, 3rd - IPC World Cup in Jan 2015 at Big White, BC

Updated on 16 March 2014

Michelle Salt (born March 5, 1985) is a Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder. She was in a life-threatening motorcycle accident June 27, 2011 that left her on life support for seven days, broke numerous bones, having to endure many surgeries and in the end, lost her right leg above the knee.[2] She is a recently retired (2019) National team athlete for the Canada Snowboard para-team with 14 World Cup podiums. She was selected in February 2014 to compete in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia[3] In 2018, she competed in the PyeongChang South Korea games finishing fourth and fifth.[4][5]

Michelle has also been very involved in the Fitness Industry and in November 2014, Michelle returned to the Fitness Stage, competing in the NPAA.

She is the Female National Wakesurf Champion, a licensed Skydiver, Skidoo Ambassador and an Accessibility Advocate.

Michelle will be travelling North America with her dog Lenny starting July 1st 2023 to highlight places and businesses that are full accessible. See her Website and Youtube page for more info.


  1. ^ "Michelle Salt". Snowboard Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  2. ^ "Snowboarder triumphs over adversity". CTV News. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  3. ^ "Para-snowboarder Michelle Salt added to Canada's Sochi 2014 team and upon competing, became the first Female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder". paralympic.org. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  4. ^ "Final Results Women's Para Snowboard Cross". Sochi Paralympic. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  5. ^ "Calgary's Michelle Salt named to Sochi para-snowboard team". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-23.