Alana Ramsay
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Alana Ramsay

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Alpine

Hometown

Calgary, AB

Alana Ramsay's surge in international Para alpine skiing reached new heights at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games as she won bronze medals in the Super G and Super combined. 

She produced a breakthrough World Cup season in 2015-16, placing second overall in the Super G and third in the slalom, GS and overall. She showed those results were no fluke when she collected one silver and three bronze medals at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, in January 2017.

In March 2017, Ramsay raced the Para alpine World Cup Final, the test event on the course that was used for the PyeongChang 2018. She earned silver and bronze in the two Super Gs, silver in the downhill and bronze in the giant slalom.

She was crowned the Crystal Globe winner as the season champion in the downhill and slalom and ranked third in the super G and overall.

A first-time Paralympian in Sochi in 2014, Ramsay earned three top-10 finishes in her first ever Para alpine World Cup in Panorama, B.C., in January 2014. Ramsay has proven she can be a contender in all events.

Ramsay has been skiing for more than a decade, and Canadian Paralympian Lauren Woolstencroft, who won five gold medals in Para alpine skiing at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, is her role model.

Ramsay, a Calgary native, was a Para alpine prospect program athlete with Alpine Canada in 2013-14 and qualified for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with consistent results and a hard-charging attitude. Going to the Paralympics was the opportunity to be “part of the Canadian spirit,” said Ramsay.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
2
2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - two bronze medals at Paralympic Winter Games... Won four medals (one silver and three bronze) at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in January 2017 in Tarvisio, Italy. Ramsay won the Canadian Ski Racing Female Para Alpine Athlete of the Year award in both 2016 and 2017.

 

PERSONAL

Ramsay has cerebral palsy, which affects the right side of her body due to a stroke at birth… She has a twin sister, loves animals and spends time with friends skiing for fun… Started skiing at age six.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super G - 3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super combined - 3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Downhill - 4th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Giant slalom - 4th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Slalom - 6th

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G 2nd

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 3rd>

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 3rd

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 3rd

2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships – downhill – 7th

2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships – giant slalom – 7th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom -  9th

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 10th