Alexandra Starker, para-alpine skiing

Alexandra Starker is a podium contender in Sochi, especially in the women's slalom. (Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Alexandra Starker raced five years in able-bodied racing and is a promising future podium contender. In her first full year on the team (2012-13), Starker was the Canadian slalom champion and ranked as the top female Canadian in para-alpine skiing by earning four podium finishes at IPC World Cups and the world championships. Sochi is Starker’s first
Paralympic experience.

The skier from Calgary takes inspiration from Canadian legend Nancy Greene Raine. Starker studied at the National Sport School in Calgary and likes to read and create colourful works of art with her paintbrush. A congenital arm amputee, Starker also plays the guitar using a special prosthetic.

(Courtesy Canadian Paralympic Committee)