Medal won by Amy Purdy at the 2013 Europa Cup Snowboard Cross Championships

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Medal won by Amy Purdy at the 2013 Europa Cup Snowboard Cross Championships. At 19, Amy Purdy suffered septic shock as a result of meningococcal meningitis. Due to loss of circulation, she had to have both legs amputated below the knee. Just two years later, Purdy competed in the United States of America Snowboard Association’s National Snowboarding Championship and medaled in three events. In 2005 she co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit organization which helps disabled athletes become involved in action sports. Purdy also helps develop her prosthetics, allowing her to perform specialized tasks with enhance agility. Purdy was the only double amputee to compete in the 2014 Paralympics Games in Sochi, where she won a bronze medal in Snowboard Cross.

Date Made: 2013

User: Purdy, Amy

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsAdaptive SportsName Of Sport: Snowboard CrossLevel Of Sport: AmateurWeb Subject: WomenDisabilities


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0185.06Accession Number: 2016.0185Catalog Number: 2016.0185.06

Object Name: medal, adpative sports

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1819272

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