Michelle Salt

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Michelle Salt
Personal information
Full nameMichelle Sonia Vrolyk - Salt
CitizenshipCanada
Born (1985-03-05) March 5, 1985 (age 35)
Edmonton, Alberta
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in) (2014)
Websitehttp://www.michellessalt.com
Sport
SportPara-snowboarding
DisabilityAbove knee Leg Amputee
Disability classLL-1
ClubCanada Snowboard [1]
TeamNational Team
Coached byMark Fawcett
Achievements and titles
National finals1st in 2014/2015/2016
Paralympic finals2014 Winter Paralympics 2018 Winter Paralympics
Highest world ranking3rd overall in 2015/16/18
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 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] She is currently reigned National Champion in Canada and in January 2015, made her first World Cup Podium on home turf at Big White finishing 3rd. She is now a 14x World Cup Medalist.

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 an advocate for Adaptive Wakesurfing.

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  5. ^ "Calgary's Michelle Salt named to Sochi para-snowboard team". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-23.

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