From shark attack survivor to para-snowboarder: the Sean Pollard story

The Australian is competing in Pyeongchang less than four years after suffering life-changing injuries in an attack by two Great White sharks

Paralympians enter their chosen sport for all sorts of reasons – whether they have experienced a life-long disability or had a life-changing illness or event – but few have a back-story as dramatic as Australian para-snowboarder Sean Pollard.

Pollard’s life was changed in just a couple of minutes when he was attacked by two Great White sharks while surfing in Esperance in October 2014, losing his left arm and his right hand in his struggle to escape.

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