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

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.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, adpative sports
date made
2013
user
Purdy, Amy
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
ID Number
2016.0185.06
accession number
2016.0185
catalog number
2016.0185.06
subject
Sports
Adaptive Sports
Snowboard Cross
Amateur
Women
Disabilities
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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