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ADAMS Alexandra
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
B2
Guide
Jim Gibb
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Medicine - Cardiff University: Wales
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing in about 2014 in La Plagne, France.
Why this sport?
She was a member of the Great Britain Para swimming team, but complications following stomach surgery resulted in her being unable to return to the sport competitively. "I was one of nine lucky blind students to go on our school's first ever ski trip. For a week I was taught how to put my feet on skis and was guided by my instructor Adrien Sargent at Oxygene Ski School in La Plagne. Tragically Adrien died shortly after following an avalanche accident, but his passing only made me more determined to keep up the new winter sport he had ultimately helped me fall in love with."
General Interest
Other sports
She was previously a member of the Great Britain Para swimming team. (pledgesports.org, Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (pledgesports.org, Dec 2016)
Impairment
She has visual and hearing impairments. "I only see a very small amount of light and colour, and can only see centrally in front of me, so I use a long white cane to help navigate my way round. Without my hearing aids I am completely deaf." (pledgesports.org, Dec 2016)

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