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This woman athlete fought Polio to win a record 27 Winter Paralympic medals

There are several success stories of athletes across the world. Every story is different from the other and for sure, athletes inspire us in many ways. This is why we love them, support them and admire them with full of zeal and zest.

The story of Ragnhild Myklebust is one that needs to be told. It is so inspiring. Ragnhild, who is a para-athlete is a popular figure in winter Paralympics. Yes, just like Paralympics in summer, there is winter version too.

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Case in point, Ragnhild Myklebust who is a professional skier by trait hails from Norway. She carved out a reputation for herself as one of the best athletes with ‘never give up attitude’.

Her journey was not that easy. She fought polio from a young age and yet went on to touch the pinnacle of success in the sport of skiing. Hailing from Norway, which makes Ragnhild’s magnificent achievements is the fact that she started competing in the Winter Paralympics only after entering the 40s, proving that age is just a number.

She has been statistically very good in numbers. The phenomenal athlete showed that she is well and truly consistent on the big stage.

Her story is amazing and inspiring and the fact that sue tackled polio to do what she achieved, just goes to show her grit, determination.

The highlight of her sports career is that she won a staggering 27 medals at the Winter Paralympics between 1988 and 2002. It is worth mentioning here that 22 of them were gold medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze, which is the most number of medals any para-athlete has bagged in the history of the Winter Paralympics. What an amazing achievement! Let’s give her a big round of applause.

She left an indelible mark in sports career and also set a classic example for other para-athletes to follow suit. She brought all laurels and glory to Norway on the international stage.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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