Amy Purdy

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Amy Purdy is a world-class adaptive snowboarder who has won three back-to-back Paralympic World Cup gold medals and is currently training for the Paralympic Games. She is an “adaptive” snowboarder because at age 19 doctors amputated both her legs below the knee following complications from bacterial meningitis.
  • Speaker PopTech 2012
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How to succeed in sports... and in life

How to succeed in sports... and in life

What is the single characteristic most likely to predict success in athletes? Our mini-series concludes with two powerful women: Amy Purdy and Claressa Shields. Read more »

Additional speakers announced for PopTech Camden - including first ever female Olympic gold medalist for middleweight boxing!

Additional speakers announced for PopTech Camden - including first ever female Olympic gold medalist for middleweight boxing!

Claressa Shields stepped into the boxing ring at the London Olympics August 9th and fired off a series of sharp combinations that dumbfounded Russian Nadezda Torlopova and won her the first gold medal ever awarded for women’s middleweight boxing. At just 17, and with an incredible tale of personal resilience, she has risen to the top of the women’s boxing world in two short years, and is

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