Home   News   Article

Medal winning Rogart para-canoeist is selected to compete for Great Britain in Norway snow sports championships


By Caroline McMorran

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Have a look at our digital subscription packages!



An inspirational young para-athlete from Rogart has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the World Para Snow Sports Championships this month.

Hope Gordon is among a 23-strong British squad, comprising 18 athletes and five guides, heading to Lillehammer for Norway's biggest para snowsport event since the 1994 paralympic winter games.

Hope Gordon with the silver medals she won at the World Canoe Championships Denmark in 2021.
Hope Gordon with the silver medals she won at the World Canoe Championships Denmark in 2021.

The names of those who had made the squad were recently released by GB Snowsport – the championships start on Saturday and run until January 23.

Twenty-six-year old Hope, who has made her name as an a medal winning para-canoeist, is making her para snow sports world championship debut and is in the British team's Nordic skiing squad.

Nordic skiing encompasses the various types of skiing in which the toe of the ski boot is fixed to the binding in a manner that allows the heel to rise off the ski.

Hope, a full-time athlete based at the British canoeing centre in Nottingham, paid a visit home to see mum Rona and dad John in October, and took the time to talk to pupils at her old school, Rogart primary, and also Golspie High School. She spoke about how she refused to let losing her left leg due to Complex Pain Regional Syndrome hold her back.


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More