We love the athlete’s story as much as we love the sport! All week we’re introducing you to local athletes you’ll see compete in prime time, so you can know a bit about them as you watch them in the moment.
Impress your friends and family with these FYI facts about snowboarder Faye Gulini.
FYI #1: At age 17, Faye was the youngest snowboard cross athlete at the 2010 Olympic games
FYI #2: She’s a three-time Olympian. She also wanted to be an Olympian before she even tried snowboarding. Some kids want to be princesses or firefighters. Faye wanted to be an Olympian.
FYI #3: She knows loss on a personal level. Her mom died in a car crash when she was 5 years old. She says she grew up really fast and learned to be independent and strong at a very young age
FYI #4: She volunteers at Wasatch Adaptive Sports: “The mission of Wasatch Adaptive Sports is to encourage individuals with adaptive needs and their families to realize their potential”
FYI #5: She is a newlywed! She got married in December.
Find the article Shara mentioned here.