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Utah Paralympian nominated for ESPY award

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Muffy Davis is a Paralympian, in two sports. She is an impressive Utahn who is now nominated for an ESPY.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Muffy Davis is a Paralympian, in two sports. She is an impressive Utahn who is now nominated for an ESPY.

Muffy Davis was one of the top ranked U.S. Junior Ski racers in the late 1980's and on her way to the Olympics. Those aspirations came to a brutal end after an accident crushing her back, paralyzing the skier.

The Olympics may have been out, but Davis did not let her now disability stop her. After rehab and training, Muffy Davis was back competing on the slopes.

Muffy competed and won medals in both the 1998 and 2002 Winter Paralympic Games.

After she retired from skiing, and had her daughter, Muffy was looking for something new to do.

Davis said, "To get back in shape I started riding the bike. But being a competitor, I couldn't just ride a bike."

Davis won back to back world titles in handcycling and three Golds in the 2012 London Paralympic games.

Davis said, "I didn't loose a race all season, the odds of that happening again are really slim so to be recognized it was such an honor."

So here she is accomplished in many ways some thought would never be possible and now up for another honor: an ESPY! She has been nominated for Best
Female Athlete with a disability.

Davis said, "I knew about it, but never thought I'd be nominated. Most of the girls are a lot younger, I'm 40 years old!"

This is an honor, we can help Davis get.

Davis said, "Vote for me, please! Really this is a popularity contest."



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