USA Today: Unified Snowboard Race in Aspen

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Amy Turner. Tagged: , ,

ASPEN, Colo. — Daina Shilts was hoping she and pro snowboarder Hannah Teter could take gold. But as she stood on the podium Thursday at the X Games with a bronze medal, there was only joy for the Special Olympian.

Shilts medaled for the second consecutive year at the X Games in the Special Olympics unified snowboarding giant slalom, an event that exists in action sports’ premier competition thanks largely to her teammate.

Teter, a two-time Olympic medalist and global ambassador for the Special Olympics, helped bring the event to the X Games a year ago.

Snowboarder Hannah Teter helps connect X Games, Special Olympics