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MARTIN Erin
Sport Para cross-country
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2019.
General Interest
Hobbies
Para rowing. (wheelchair-experts.in, 01 Mar 2019)
Impairment
She fell around 30 feet in a rock climbing accident in 2013, resulting in multiple fractures, including to her vertebrae [T4], femur, scapula, facial bones and her arm. (highfivesfoundation.org, 01 Jan 2013)
Other information
FROM ROCK CLIMBING TO NORDIC SKIING
She was an avid rock climber before her accident, and sees similarities between rock climbing and Para cross-country skiing. "For me, they both feel kind of adventurous. I think that rock climbing is definitely an adventure on an entirely different level. Dangling, being on a rock 60 feet in the air definitely feels a little bit more intensive and risky. But they both require a certain presence of mind and focus and awareness of your body and what you're doing in the moment to be successful or to race well or to perform well. I think Nordic skiing is similar in that you try a corner a bunch of times, and you're not getting it quite right. And then all of a sudden, you lean your body back and to the inside instead of forward and to the inside, and it completely changes the feel of the turn." (teamusa.org, 19 Nov 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.