Australia at the 2014 Winter Paralympics (Q17495)

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Australia at the 2014 Winter Paralympics
country specific Paralympic Games appearance

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    Joany Badenhorst was quoted by news.com.au as saying of the 2014 Winter Paralympics and her pre-Games accident, “I was incredibly disappointed and I didn't know whether I was going to be able to come back from that."
    Joany Badenhorst hit a corner during training ahead of the Games, crashed and broke her patella. She also collapsed her hip and dislocated her knee. As a result, despite being in Sochi for the Games, she was unable to compete.
    Joany Badenhorst was the first woman to represent Australia in para-snowboarding at the Winter Paralympics.
    Because the Australian Paralympic Committee wanted to send snowboarders to the sports debut at the 2014 Games, Joany Badenhorst's training was sped up to try to make sure she could compete at the Sochi Paralympics.