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Rossland's Kimberly Joines heading off to Sochi

This last Tuesday, Rossland athlete Kimberly Joines was nominated to the Canadian Team going to Russia for the Paralympics.

According to Alpine Canada, "The nominated Canadian contingent includes previous Paralympic Games competitors Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.), Chris Williamson (Toronto, Ont. guided by Robin Fémy of Mont-Tremblant, Que.), Kimberly Joines (Rossland, B.C.), Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Kirk Schornstein (Spruce Grove, Alta.) – an experienced group that has won five Paralympic medals between them.

It's been a great season for Joines so far. She notes that she's already had "podium results in all of the races (both Noram and World Cup) that I have competed in this season."

Joines is confident as she prepares to leave for Russia. "I think I have a very good chance of bringing home a medal from Sochi!  I have just returned from World Cup races in Colorado and will be home for a week.  Once I leave on Feb 1st, I will only be home once more briefly before heading to Europe/Russia for 5 weeks."

Rosslanders interested in following Joines' adventures are encouraged to follow here on twitter (@9LivesJoines) and on her recently re-vamped website.