Lindsay Ball

Alpine Skiing

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  • 2014

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Height: 5-1
Weight: 135
Classification: B1, Visually Impaired
Date of Birth: Feb. 3, 1992
Birthplace: Portland, Maine
Hometown: Benton, Maine
Current Residence: Benton, Maine
High School: Lawrence HS (Fairfield, Maine) ‘07
College: University of Maine Farmington ‘13, Psychology
Coach: Kevin Jardine

Career Highlights

  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games competitor, giant slalom
  • 2013: World Cup Thredbo, 6th slalom; NorAm Kimberley, Canada, 1st downhill; NorAm Copper Mountain, 4th giant slalom, 5th slalom, 6th super-G
  • 2012: World Cup Winter Park, 3rd; U.S. Championships, 1st giant slalom and downhill; NorAm Copper Mountain, 2nd super-G, 3rd slalom and giant slalom; NorAm Winter Park, 1st giant slalom, 2nd slalom, 3rd super-G; Named to U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team
  • 2011: Named to U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing Development Team

Personal

Lindsay Ball’s parents first signed her up for ski lessons when she was six-years-old. Ball immediately took to the slopes and was hooked on the sport. In high school she began racing competitively, and by 2012 she was named to the national team. The road to Sochi was not a smooth one for Ball, as in December of 2013 she tore her ACL, and the Paralympic Games will mark her first competition since injury.

Ball is fearless on the slopes and off, in September of 2013 she went bungee jumping while in New Zealand for competition. She also enjoys running and biking.

Ball was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa and can only see light and dark, shapes and shadows. She competes in the B1 class with her goggles completely blocking out all light.

Connect
Twitter: @B1Lindsay
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LindsayBallB1
Website: www.LindsayBallB1.com

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