Lorina is 18 years old is autistic and dyspraxic, and also has a rare condition called microdeletion on a chromosome. These conditions mean that she has learning difficulties and has struggled to socialise and understand social cues from people.

After being told that it was unlikely that she would be able to ride a bike due to balance and gross motor skills, Lorina started skiing 3 ½ years ago and joined the Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) in 2018. 
As well as winning Gold in Slalom, Bronze in Super G and Gold in Giant Slalom, in her category, it has improved her confidence and sense of belonging. Lorina now has a community of friends that are athletes based all over the country.

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