New Stars of PyeongChang 2018: Huckaby and Wilkie

After each edition of the Paralympic Games new heroes and future household names arise that people will cheer for generations to come.

Brenna Huckaby USA, Snowboard

World Championship winning Para snowboarder, Huckaby became a double Paralympic champion in the snowboard cross and banked slalom competitions at PyeongChang 2018.

Fans will no doubt remember how she harnessed a combination of precision to conquer the slopes and her purple head of hair on the podium.

A believer of ‘go big or go home’, Huckaby leaves it all on the slopes. "I am an all-or-nothing girl so I gun it all the time," said Huckaby following her participation in PyeongChang 2018.

Natalie Wilkie Canada, Cross-country

Teen sensation Natalie Wilkie will be a name to remember for Paralympics to come after securing two golds on her Paralympic debut.

The 17 year old took home the gold in the women’s 7.5km classic and bronze in the 1.5km sprint classic standing. Although only a Para skier for a few short months, her skiing experiences started before she lost her fingers in an accident.

One to have fun in the face of victory, Wilkie revealed the source of her focus mid-run: "I was imagining when I was pushing down with my pole that I was elbowing my brother. That really helped."


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