Our Champion for Peace

CHRIS WADDELL

The most important thing is not getting there, it’s what you achieve on the way.


On December 20th 1988, Chris Waddell ski popped off in the middle of a turn. He fell, broke two vertebrae, and damaged the spinal cord. Paralyzed from the waist down, he learned and achieved more than he could have imagined. He returned to college just two months after the accident, started monoskiing in less than a year and was named to the US Disabled Ski Team a little more than two years later. With 12 Paralympic medals, he became the most decorated male monoskier in history. In 2009, he became the first unassisted paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, demonstrating his determination without limitis.

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51

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USA

sport

Skiing

palmares

Paralympic Champion

Monaco

Speaker at the 9th Peace and Sport International Forum

Champion for Peace, Chris Waddell, was speaker during the session “Moving toward longstanding legacies in sport” at the 9th Peace and Sport International Forum.