Paralympic snowboarder Brittani Coury defies all odds

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 23:37:44-04

Snowboarding is more than just a hobby to Brittani Coury — it is her life's passion.

After injuring her ankle at 17, she dealt with more than eight surgeries and nonstop pain until she was 25, when she decided to amputate.

But her amputation wasn't a roadblock — if anything, it pushed her to be her best.

Shortly after amputating, Brittani earned her way onto Team USA Paralympic Snowboarding. Her perseverance and commitment led to her winning Silver in banked slalom at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics. She was the only USA competitor to make the podium and held off a Netherlands sweep.

Moving forward, Brittani plans to compete in the 2022 Beijing Paralympics.