Columbia, CT native competes at Paralympics
5:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski

Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Credit Joe Kusumoto

You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.
He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.