Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Margarita Gorbounova - Para-Nordic Skiing

Paralympians and para-nordic skiing are things that run in the family for Margarita Gorbounova. It was her parents, both of whom are visually impaired, that introduced Margarita to cross-country skiing. Her mother (a Para-Nordic skier) is a gold and silver medalist from the 1992 Albertville Paralympics, and her father (a middle distance runner) has a silver and gold medal from the European Championships. In addition to training for the Paralympics, Gorbounova is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where she studied translation and interpretation.

General Information:

Date of Birth: July 1, 1984
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Height/Weight: 163 cm/ 63 kg
Coach: Robin McKeever, Kaspar Wirz
Twitter: @MGourbounova

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