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MADDRY Katlyn
Sport Para snowboard
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up snowboarding following a middle school trip to Mount Alyeska in Alaska, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"My middle school took a trip to Alyeska every year and they invited me to go and work with a programme there called Challenge Alaska."
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Nicknames
Katy (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete in the Paralympic Winter Games. (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She was born with fibular and tibial hemimelia, a condition she describes as "having only two toes, and it resulted in scoliosis". She had her right leg amputated at age eight, and says her life has improved following the amputation. "Life has been so good since then. I've met so many more people than I would have, and I love it." (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020; people.com, 9 Dec 2018)
Other information
FROM CHINA TO THE UNITED STATES
She was born in the People's Republic of China and lived there until age six, before she was adopted and moved to Alaska, United States of America. (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)

EQUIPMENT GIFT
In December 2018 while participating in the Hartford Ski Spectacular at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, United States of America, she and eight other Para athletes were given new adaptive gear donated by US Para snowboarder Mike Schultz. She received a custom-made Versa foot, as well as a new snowboard. "I was super-duper surprised. It's a night and day difference compared to what I've been used to. I can finally hit jumps with speed, which I never could before." (people.com, 9 Dec 2018)

COLLEGE PLANS
She says she hopes to one day study at Arizona State University [ASU] in Phoenix. "I definitely want to go to college. I want to go into engineering, either drafting floor plans or actually building structures. ASU is near Utah, and I've always wanted to train with the National Ability Center at Park City." (Move United Magazine, 01 Mar 2020)

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