After the legal fight France’s Cecile Hernandez and Team USA’s Brenna Huckaby endured to reach Beijing, the turns, berms, and jumps ended up being the easy part. In the women’s snowboard cross final (LL2 classification) on Monday at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Hernandez and Huckaby claimed gold and bronze, respectively. Canada’s Lisa DeJong won the silver.
As in nearly every Paralympic sport, para snowboarders are classified by disability. The goal behind classification is to ensure that it is an athlete’s competitive ability – rather than their degree of disability – that determines whether they win a medal. Read More