Viviane is an athlete who has no fear. She loves speed. Viviane has determination and courage to do the things she does and she excels at athletic pursuits. This video shows you how they ski so fast. You can hear the communication, team work, and Vi yelling "Go! Go!" from the rear. Communication and preparation are key to a successful race. Paralympians commonly ski on the same race course that the Olympians do.
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Viviane and her guide use a 2 way radio communication system though sometimes it does not work in the severe cold. Voice commands help Viviane navigate the race courses at speeds up to 120km/hr. Her guide who skis infront, relays messages about when to turn in order to round the gates, the slope and other terrain changes including when to stop. Viviane tells her guide when she has lost them in her visual sight and when to speed up. Viviane's guide needs to be a better technical skier than Viviane so that they will safely and successfully ski the race gates while looking behind at Viviane. Missing a gate is a disqualification. Both athletes must finish the course and Viviane must not pass her guide