Challenge Extended Ep: 006 – World Class Athlete, Alana Nichols
Alana Nichols is a world-class athlete with a passion for challenging herself and others. After suffering a spinal cord injury at age 17 while attempting a back flip on her snowboard, Alana quickly transitioned to adaptive sports. She is a 5X Paralympian and a 6 X Paralympic Medalist, including 3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze. In fact, she is the first American female to win gold medals at both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
Alana Nichols has competed in three sports at the Paralympic level, including wheelchair basketball, alpine skiing, and sprint kayaking and now she is focused on competitive surfing. Alana is the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, which exists to unlock the possibilities in every girl and woman through the power of sport.
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