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Mormons in the Paralympics: Snowboarder takes 8th

Published: Saturday, March 22 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

A huge icebreaker ship makes its way during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press

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SOCHI, Russia — Paralympian Nicole Roundy, of the Millstream YSA Ward, Bountiful Utah YSA Stake, took eighth in the Women’s Snowboard Cross, Standing division, at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

The 28-year-old had bone cancer when she was 8 years old and lost her right leg. Each boarder takes three runs down the course, and the best two times count toward the final time.

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