Chris Devlin-Young, a Paralympic Games veteran, made his fourth Paralympic Winter Games appearance in Vancouver. He is a four-time Paralympic Winter Games medalist and shows no signs of slowing down.
Devlin-Young narrowly missed the podium in Vancouver, taking a fourth place finish in the super G. He didn't let that deter his season as he came back and claimed gold in that same discipline at the 2010 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.
A 1982 plane crash, while he was serving in Alaska with the Coast Guard, completely paralyzed Devlin-Young from the knees down, partially paralyzed him below his waist. He was introduced to skiing and racing at the first Veterans Administration Winter Sports clinic 19 years ago and in keeping with his personal promise to give back, he coached the first race development camp for injured veterans. Devlin-Young says he has "dedicated myself to learning all I can about disabled skiing and teaching that knowledge to others."
One of Devlin-Young's greatest career highlights came off the mountain when he was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame with baseball player Troy Glaus and football star LaDainian Tomlinson. When not skiing and training, Devlin-Young builds wheelchair-accessible furniture.
- 2010 - Gold, men's sitting super G - 2010 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships - Sestriere, Italy
- 2010: Fourth place, super G; sixth place, super combined – Paralympic Games, Vancouver, Canada
- 2010: Second place, super G – World Cup, Sestriere, Italy
- 2008: Super G World Cup champion (Eight podium finishes)
- 2008: Bronze medal, Mono-cross - Winter X Games
- 2006: Silver medal, downhill – 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy
- 2006: First place, super G - World Cup; second place in overall standings
- 2005: Gold medal, Mono-cross - Winter X Games
- 2005: First place, Super G - World Cup (3 wins)
- 2005: Second place, giant slalom - World Cup (5 wins)
- 2004: Gold medal, giant slalom and slalom - World Championships