Amy Purdy Seeks Balance Towards Pyeongchang 2018

By Giuseppe Di Florio | For the IPC | Jan. 25, 2016, 11:40 a.m. (ET)

Amy Purdy
Amy Purdy won bronze at the Sochi 2015 Paralympic Winter Games

U.S. snowboarder and celebrity Amy Purdy has spoken of her plans to get back to full-time training while balancing other commitments ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

In the 2014-15 season, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist did not compete, choosing to focus on motivational speaking, writing and starting a new clothing line after a wildly successful appearance on the television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Purdy’s career outside of snowboarding is thriving, yet she misses competition and high-level training and is trying to balance her athletic and non-athletic career.

“I will compete when I can and will do the absolute best I can! I’m trying to take pressure off myself,” she said. “This year for me isn’t about being the best; it’s about doing the best I can. I would love to make the U.S. Team again, that is my goal.”

To read more about Purdy's plans to return to competition, read the full story at Paralympics.org.