Rising Stars: Evan Strong
Evan Strong is the owner of a fitting last name. Well on his way to a pro skate boarding career, a life-threatening motorcycle accident just days before his 18th birthday changed all his plans. Strong's left leg was amputated below the knee. But the setback would not define him. After a long recovery, Strong turned his sites to the slopes. Heading into Sochi, he's undefeated in World Cup boardercross competition, is a Winter X Games gold medalist, and is the name to beat in the Sochi para-snowboarding quest for gold.