Congratulations to Thomas Walsh ’13 who won Team USA’s first Para-Alpine medal at the 2022 Winter Games. Walsh skied to silver, earning his first career Paralympic medal, after placing fourth three days earlier in the Super Combined.
The 2022 Paralympics Games were held in Beijing, March 4-13. Among the athletes selected to represent Team USA was GMVS alum Thomas Walsh ’13 from Vail, Colorado. Walsh was an avid athlete and ski racer growing up but was sidelined when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in May 2009. He had his final cancer treatment in 2010 and returned to ski racing at GMVS. Upon graduation, he attended Savannah College of Art and Design to study performing arts. Thomas returned to ski racing after one year of college, and the following year he was invited to be on the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team.
We are incredibly proud of Thomas’ accomplishments and we are excited to follow his journey in Beijing. For more on Thomas and his Paralympic experience, click HERE.