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A crash course in resilience: igniting your inner fireball! | Anna Turney | TEDxUniversityofBristol
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Added Jul 19, 2016
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Would you like to adapt better to challenges? Anna Turney’s paralympic journey in overcoming adversity demonstrates remarkable perseverance. This extreme skiing athlete strives for success after a horrific snowboarding accident challenges her dreams of Olympics. Seizing opportunities and coping with failure with positive attitude and family support, energy, determination and ambition are what Anna is all about. We all have the ability to be resilient and overcome challenges and Anna shows us how to be courageous in the face of danger! Prepare to be inspired!

In 2006 Anna Turney broke her back snowboard racing, pushing herself at what she loved best. Determined not to be defeated, Anna decided to become a Paralympic Ski Racer. After 3 years training, Anna came 6th in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. Four years later she finished 4th, 6th and 8th for GB in Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympic Team in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. She has since decided to retire from ski racing to focus on her career in motivational speaking, youth work and media work.

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