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Paralympian places fourth

TORINO, Italy — After winning a pair of bronze medals during the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Lacey Heward was back in competition at the Torino Paralympics held March 10-19.

The Alpine skier of the Riverview Ward, Emmett Idaho Stake, competed in the women's sitting division in four Alpine events. She finished fourth in the downhill and slalom. She was eighth in the Super-G and Giant Slalom, the events in which she medaled during the Salt Lake City Paralympics.

Left with a disability after a 100-pound weight fell on her back when she was 18 months old, the 26-year-old Idaho native learned to mono-ski as a teenager, rising quickly to international competition.

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