February 18

Mainer to compete in Paralympics in Sochi

Lindsay Ball will compete on the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team in the giant slalom for the visually impaired.

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON — A recent graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington will soon be on her way to Sochi to compete in the Paralympics.

Lindsay Ball, who was born visually impaired, was named to the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team and will compete in the giant slalom in Sochi on March 16. Ball, who’s from Benton, is classified as completely blind in the Paralympics competition.

The university says the 2013 grad who started skiing at the age of 6 has won several competitions including the bronze medal in the 2012 Alpine Skiing World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom Visually Impaired race alongside her skiing guide, Diane Barras.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at OnlineSentinel.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)