12 Facts About Sandy Dukat


Sandra "Sandy" Dukat was born on May 3,1972 and is an American Paralympic athlete.


Sandy Dukat has competed internationally in alpine skiing, swimming and triathlon.


Sandy Dukat played basketball, high-jumped and was on her high school swim team.


Sandy Dukat was named to the US Disabled Swim Team in 1998.


Sandy Dukat started to ski in the RIC Paralympic Sports Program, then committed to training 6 months of each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Colorado.


Sandy Dukat won two bronze medals for alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Paralympics in Salt Lake City and one bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin.


Sandy Dukat turned to triathlon as a way to keep motivated and active during the skiing off-season.


Sandy Dukat was on the USA Triathlon Physically Challenged National Team in 2008.


Sandy Dukat won the Women's Above Knee division of the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships in 2007,2008,2009 and 2010.


Sandy Dukat became 2008 World Champion in her above knee impairment classification, and was named 2008 USA Triathlon Paratriathlete of the Year.


Sandy Dukat was paced by training partner and below-knee amputee world record holder Amy Palmiero-Winters.


In 2007, Sandy Dukat was one of five disabled female alpine skiers who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser, starting a scholarship program for disabled female alpine skiers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Colorado.