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Ashley Thomas



Event/Discipline: Paracanoe, KL 2
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Birthdate: April 19, 1962
Height: 5'9"
Club: Bridge II Sports

2015 Paracanoe World Championships Team Member

Top Results:

  • Ranked 4th in the World


  • Job: Executive Director and Founder of Bridge II Sports – Non Profit Organization serving those with disabilities to play sports.  We run 14 programs and major events such as Valor Games SE.  We currently have a Bill that passed the NC State House and Senate to go into schools.
  • Hobbies: Recreational kayaking, refinishing furniture, sewing, and painting.
  • Role Model: All those who dare to try with a disability
  • Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts." -Winston S. Churchill
  • How she started: Recruited from a training through Disabled Sports USA, Ashley was born with Spina Bifida and has participated in many adaptive sports. She is excited about the opportunity of competing at a high level and is honored to be a part of a team that is opening doors to a new Para sport! 
  • Family: Ashley is also a loving wife and mother of three living in Durham, North Carolina.

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