Support local National Para-Nordic Development Sqaud Skier
By: Team XC Ottawa (2009/03/17)
I am Margarita Gorbounova, a local cross-country ski racer on the National Para-Nordic Development Sqaud. I am being sponsored by General Mills Canada and I'm on their Multi-Grain Cheerios and Golden Grahams boxes. You can find more details at www.generalmillsathletes.ca. I am wondering if you would mind adding this to your website and asking Ottawa skiers to support their fellow local athlete.
Thank you very much in advance,
I am very lucky to be living in Ottawa, where sports play such an important role. My favourite place to train is Mooney’s Bay Park. It’s right outside my door, and I can train there all year-round: ski in the winter and run, ski-stride and rollerski in the other three seasons. The park has amazing energy: swarms of athletes and sports enthusiasts can be seen there at any given time.
I set the 2010 Paralympic Games as my goal because I want to show myself and the world that hard work and dedication make anything possible. I also hope that seeing me compete helps other people with disabilities realize that the impossible is only the untried and that sport is for everyone.