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