KAROLINA WISNIEWSKA

Karolina Wisniewska is a three-time Paralympian with eight Paralympic medals in para-alpine skiing. She won two silver medals in Nagano, Japan in 1998; two silver and two bronze medals in Salt Lake City, USA in 2002; and two bronze in Vancouver, Canada in 2010.

Wisniewska’s four medals at the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Games set a new record at the time, as the first Canadian winter sport athlete to win four medals at a single Olympic or Paralympic Games. Wisniewska originally retired after a concussion in 2003, before making a comeback in 2007 to compete at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games on home soil, where she won two bronze medals. Her determination is greatly admired by her teammates and staff members who surrounded her throughout that time.

Over the course of her career, she won dozens of medals across all disciplines at International Paralympic Committee World Cups and won the overall World Cup title in 2003.