Link June 2017 Vol 26 Issue 3 - Page 19

I have a number of spectacular people in my life, strong women like my mother who forged a way forward for me in my sport, in society, and in everyday life. Are you a South Australian employer looking to increase diversity in your workplace with committed employees? and have one leg - do you want to snowboard?’ I quit my job and moved down to Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains the next winter.” Joany experienced success early in her transition to the sport when she qualified as Australia’s first female snowboarder for the Sochi Winter Paralympics in 2014. But a dislocated knee in a training run would stall her success, until 2015 when Joany won silver medals in the Para-snowboard World Cups in Aspen, America, and Big White, Canada. More recently, Joany’s conquests have continued, when she placed second in two events at the 2017 Test Event in Pyeongchang, ahead of the South Korea Winter Paralympics in 2018. Receiving the two silver medals was a career highlight for Joany, whose placings now rank her number one in the world for her category. Ever the athlete, Joany hasn’t let recent successes and achievements distract her from her goals. “For the last three years my long-term goal has always been to compete at the Korea Winter Paralympics Games in 2018,” she said. “I have strict training goals leading into the games to ensure that I am able to put my best foot forward for myself, and for Australia.” We can assist you to find the right person quickly and efficiently, as South Australia’s only Deaf and hearing impaired specialist employment service provider. Our services are FREE Offering continued ongoing support for employers and employees. Employer incentives are available. P 08 8464 0782 E info@youremployment.org.au youremployment.org.au With less than a year until the games, Joany Badenhorst will be one to watch when the Winter Paralympic Games begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from March 9, 2018. linkonline.com.au people 17