MILESTONES OF CHAMPIONS: THE JOURNEYS OF CANADA’S PARALYMPIANS
A three-part AMI original documentary series providing an intimate look at the lives of eight Canadian athletes on their respective paths to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Each episode reveals the major challenges the athletes have experienced throughout their lives, and how they overcame them on their journey to the Games.
The journey begins with three veterans of para-sport. World champion para-snowboarder Tyler Mosher, para-Nordic multi-medalist Colette Bourgonje and low vision alpine skier Chris Williamson share their stories.
After participating in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games as a cross-country skier, Tyler Mosher is looking forward to making history by competing in the first ever snowboard event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Colette has partipated in six Paralympic Winter Games and three Paralympic Summer Games, winning a total of 10 medals. The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will likely be the last for Canada’s accomplished para-Nordic sit-skier.
A three-time Paralympic medalist with over 105 IPC World Cup podiums, Chris is one of the world’s most decorated para-alpine athletes. After fighting his way back from a two-year injury, Chris won slalom at the 2013 IPC World Cup finals. He hopes to repeat this performance in Sochi.