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Three para-snowboarders nominated

Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee nominated three para-snowboarders to the Canadian Paralympic team on Sunday.

Tyler Mosher of Whistler, B.C., Ian Lockey of Rossland, B.C., and John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont., will compete in Sochi next month, where para-snowboarding will make its Paralympic debut.

Mosher was the 2009 para-snowboard world champion. He has won three IPC World Cup gold medals and was a Vancouver 2010 Paralympian in para-Nordic skiing.

"It's quite overwhelming to believe that 10 years ago snowboarding for people with a disability didn't exist and now we're going to Sochi and the first ever Paralympic Games," said Mosher. "It's exciting to see young people racing with us who will be the next generation of snowboarding leaders within the Paralympic movement. It's a true honour to be able to represent your country and exhibit your best effort towards excellence."

Nomination to the Canadian Paralympic team is ongoing. The full team will be officially unveiled in February.

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