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STEPHENS Laurie
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthBeverly, MA, USA
Height1.52 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wenham, MA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Recreation Management - University of New Hampshire: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 12 at Loon Mountain, NH, United States of America, and took up racing at about age 15.
Why this sport?
She first tried the sport with a group of athletes with impairments.
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, knitting. (teamusa.org, 19 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named 2006 Paralympic Sportswoman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming and previously held two US records in the sport. (teamusa.org, Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 23 Jan 2015)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (usparalympics.org, 13 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 Super-G - Sitting 1:33.88
1 2006 Downhill - Sitting 1:46.86
2 2006 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:25.95
2 2010 Downhill - Sitting 1:28.26
5 2010 Slalom - Sitting 2:28.89
5 2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:09.16
4 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:38.38
5 2010 Super Combined - Sitting 2:53.01
3 2014 Downhill - Sitting 1:36.94 
3 2014 Super-G - Sitting 1:32.09 
4 2014 Slalom - Sitting 2:18.45
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNS
6 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:04.90
3 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:35.80
5 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:36.98
4 2018 Super Combined - Sitting 2:35.74
7 2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:31.85
5 2018 Slalom - Sitting 2:15.22
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Downhill LW10-12  DNF
7 2003/2004 Super-G LW10-12 1:55.86
2 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW10-12 2:41.30
7 2003/2004 Slalom LW10-12 2:00.83
2 2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting 1:33.05
2 2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting 1:28.66
3 2010/2011 Super Combined - Sitting 2:42.68
  2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
1 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:41.07
3 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:23.33
  2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
5 2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting 2:20.62
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
4 2014/2015 Downhill - Sitting 1:47.53
  2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
3 2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting 2:17.78
5 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:33.02 
5 2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting 2:28.45 
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:15.99
5 2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting 2:21.36
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:39.49
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:44.18
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:00.02
3 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:00.64
2 2015/2016 Slalom - Sitting 1:34.83
2 2015/2016 Downhill - Sitting 1:23.16
2 2015/2016 Downhill - Sitting 1:21.06
2 2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting 1:29.98
2 2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting 1:31.30
5 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:44.55
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:45.41
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:42.63
5 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:34.79
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 2:01.90
  2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:28.37
4 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:29.83