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ELVSTAAL Sonia
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Sweden   
GenderWomen
Age39
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Nicolas [2000], daughter Nicole [2001].
Residence
Sweden
Occupation
Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Swedish
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Sweden
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, going to the gym, curling, archery, jet-skiing. (Facebook page, 16 Jan 2019; nsk.se, 16 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sverigesradio.se, 13 Nov 2018)
Impairment
In 2008 she was involved in a motorcycle accident that led to an amputation of her left leg. (Facebook page, 16 Jan 2019; nsk.se, 16 Oct 2018; vardforbundet.se, 05 Feb 2018)
Other information
BETTER PERSON
She believes her 2008 accident made her a better person. "I became a better mother. I became a better friend and I became a better person. I chose to see all the possibilities I got and I took them." (nsk.se, 16 Oct 2018)

TV STAR
She has appeared on Swedish television shows 'Akta Manniskor' [Real Humans] and 'Mot Alla Odds' [Against All Odds]. (Facebook page, 16 Jan 2019)

AUTHOR
She has written a book 'Nar Benet Kapades Borjade Mitt Liv' [When My Leg Was Hijacked, My Life], detailing her motorcycle accident and life after losing a limb. The book was nominated for a Swedish Publishing Prize in 2017. (soniaelvstal.se, 01 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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