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PLANO, Texas, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — PLANO, Texas, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor North America is axis up the calefaction on the adventure to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, affable four new winter athletes to the Aggregation Toyota family: U.S. Olympians Erin Jackson and Chris Mazdzer; U.S. Paralympian Andrew Kurka; and Olympic Hopeful Alysa Liu. As a advancement company, Toyota is appreciative to abutment Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls in accomplishing their goals — because no amount the challenge, back a actuality is chargeless to move, annihilation is possible.
“At Toyota, we bless the Olympic and Paralympic Games and abutment the athletes who attempt — or one day dream to attempt — 365 canicule a year,” said Ed Laukes, accumulation carnality president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “The athletes on Aggregation Toyota affect anybody aural the aggregation as they abide to baffle odds, breach bottomward barriers, and claiming the cachet quo.”
After ablution its all-around “Start Your Impossible” attack above-mentioned to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Toyota continues to accent its charge to creating an ever-better association through the abandon of movement. In partnering with Aggregation Toyota athletes, the aggregation has been able to allotment in this adherence and animate others to do the same.
“We’re so blessed to acceptable Erin, Chris, Andrew and Alysa to the Aggregation Toyota family,” said Dedra DeLilli, accumulation manager, Olympic and Paralympic Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “They’ll be in the aggregation of some of the world’s best aristocratic athletes on Aggregation Toyota, and we attending advanced to acknowledging them on their alley to Beijing 2022 and beyond.”
Team Toyota winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes include:
Nathan Chen (Figure Skating): Skating back the age of three, Chen landed six cloister all-overs in the men’s chargeless skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, acceptable the aboriginal skater to do so at an all-embracing competition. At the aforementioned Games, he accustomed a brownish badge as allotment of Aggregation USA in the aggregation amount skating event. The backstab Apple best and three-time Grand Prix Final Best completed his green year at Yale University, and he is currently demography time off to alternation for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Red Gerard (Snowboarding): Afterwards acquirements how to snowboard at the age of two, Gerard became the youngest American macho to win an Olympic winter gold badge back 1928 at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, back he was aloof 17 years old. Gerard afresh partnered with Copper Mountain to actualize Red’s Backyard, a new area featuring balustrade of capricious adversity modeled afterwards the 2019 Burton U.S. Open champion’s own backyard.
Erin Jackson (Long Clue Speedskating): Jackson was alleged to Aggregation USA afterwards alone four months of training on ice as a speedskater and went on to attempt at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the aboriginal atramentous woman to attempt for the U.S. Olympic continued clue speedskating team. A built-in of Ocala, Fla., Jackson is a 2015 University of Florida Materials Science and Engineering alumna, and trains in Salt Lake City as a affiliate of the 2020-2021 Continued Clue National Team.
Chloe Kim (Snowboarding): At 20 years old, Kim’s achievements accommodate four X Games gold medals and Olympic gold in women’s halfpipe snowboarding at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In PyeongChang, she fabricated history by acceptable the aboriginal woman to acreage back-to-back 1080s in Olympic halfpipe competition. Kim is world, Olympic, Adolescence Olympic and X Games best in the halfpipe, and the aboriginal to win all four titles.
Andrew Kurka (Para Alpine Skiing): After an ATV blow alone Kurka’s Olympic dreams of aggressive in wrestling, he’s begin success on the slopes and was alike the aboriginal actuality in a monoski to ski the Christmas Chute on the North Face of Mt. Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska. Two-time Paralympic medalist, Kurka won gold and argent at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in decline and super-G, respectively.
Alysa Liu (Figure Skating): Skating back she was bristles years old, Liu became the aboriginal woman to win two U.S. titles by age 14, and the aboriginal American woman to auspiciously acreage a quadruple Lutz in competition. The Northern California built-in is additionally the aboriginal changeable skater to acreage a amateur Axel and cloister jump in the aforementioned affairs and has her eyes set on her Olympic admission in Beijing.
Oksana Masters (Nordic Skiing): A four-time U.S. Paralympian, Masters is attractive to add to her Paralympic accolades at Beijing 2022 aloof six months afterwards hopefully aggressive in Tokyo. Masters has competed at the Paralympic Games in both the winter and summer in Nordic skiing, cycling and rowing, acceptable eight medals overall. As a child, Masters had both legs amputated aloft the knee afterwards she was built-in with bearing defects as a absolute account of the nuclear blow at Chernobyl in Ukraine.
Chris Mazdzer (Luge): In his third Olympics, Mazdzer won argent at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the aboriginal U.S. badge in Men’s Singles Luge. Mazdzer has 24 Apple Cup medals, 8 National Titles and has been adopted by his amateur aeon to represent them on the USA Luge Executive Board, All-embracing Luge Federation Executive Board and at the IOC.
Toby Miller (Snowboarding): Hoping to accomplish his Olympic admission at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 20-year-old Miller won his aboriginal Junior Apple Championships in 2018. Snowboarding back the age of six, the California native’s accolades additionally includes the U.S. Snowboard Association’s National Championships in halfpipe and a brownish badge in SuperPipe Session at the 2020 X Games.
Alana Nichols (Para Alpine Skiing): Five-time Paralympian and six-time medalist, Nichols is the aboriginal U.S. changeable Paralympian to win gold medals at both summer (Wheelchair Basketball) and winter (Alpine Ski Racing) Paralympic Games. An ardent snowboarder throughout her youth, Nichols suffered an abrasion at age 17 while attempting a backflip on her snowboard that acquired her to become bedridden from the waist down.
Amy Purdy (Snowboarding): Backstab Paralympian and three-time Paralympic medalist, Purdy won argent (snowboardcross) and brownish (banked slalom) at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She absent both of her legs beneath the knee due to a bacterial meningitis infection and went on to become a co-founder of Adaptive Activity Sports, a non-profit committed to introducing bodies with concrete challenges to activity sports.
Rico Roman (Sled Hockey): A retired Army Staff Sergeant, Roman had his larboard leg amputated aloft the knee back blood-soaked by an improvised atomic accessory while confined his third bout in Iraq in February of 2007. The backstab Paralympic sled hockey gold advocate fabricated his admission on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Aggregation in 2011 and went on to defended a atom on his aboriginal Paralympic Aggregation in 2014.
Evan Strong (Snowboarding): Strong’s dreams of acceptable a able skateboarder were burst aloof canicule afore his 18th altogether back he was addled by a bashed disciplinarian in a bang blow while benumbed a motorcycle which led to the fractional amputation of his larboard leg. Strong’s success on the snow has won him gold (snowboardcross) at Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 and argent (banked slalom) at Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Danelle Umstead (Para Alpine Skiing): Despite accepting no axial eyes and accident her borderline vision, Umstead has begin affection and success on the slopes area she and her adviser (husband Rob) accept been the aboriginal bedmate and wife duo to represent Aggregation USA and win three brownish medals beyond their Paralympic Winter Games appearances. In accession to competing, Danelle is mentoring added disabled athletes and creating her own non-profit alleged Sisters in Sports Foundation.
Louie Vito (Snowboarding): Accepting abounding a ski and snowboard academy from eighth brand through aerial school, it’s no admiration that Vito has been so able on the slopes. In accession to actuality four-time Grand Prix all-embracing halfpipe best and backstab Dew Cup all-embracing champion, Vito is additionally the aboriginal amateur anytime to both co-host and attempt in the X Games at the aforementioned time.
Torin Yater-Wallace (Freestyle Skiing): Yater-Wallace is a backstab Olympic bathe skier and became the youngest advocate in Winter X Games history, acceptable the argent badge at X Games Aspen at age 15. Afterwards convalescent from a austere abrasion that took him out of best of the 2018 – 2019 season, the eight-time X Games advocate fabricated his acknowledgment to snow in backward 2019.
The agenda of Aggregation Toyota summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes can be begin here.
In March of 2015, Toyota abutting The Olympic Ally (TOP) programme of the All-embracing Olympic Committee and All-embracing Paralympic Committee in the anew created advancement class for 2017 through 2024. In accession to its accord with the IOC and IPC, Toyota is a accomplice of Aggregation USA; US Speedskating; U.S. Amount Skating; USA Hockey and the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team; USA Curling; USA Skateboarding; USA Surfing; USA Swimming; USA Clue & Field; USA Triathlon; the National Wheelchair Basketball Association; U.S. Masters Swimming; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing; U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing; U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding; U.S. Paralympics Cycling; U.S. Paralympics Swimming; and U.S. Paralympics Clue & Field.
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