Two-time Paralympian uses his platform to inspire others
COLORADO SPRINGS – Tyler âTCâ Carter started skiing at the age of 8. He developed a passion for sport very early on, but not without having to overcome an obstacle he had almost always known.
At just one year old, TC lost his right leg below the knee. But he didn’t let that slow him down. Instead, he has proven himself to be an elite athlete capable of overcoming adversity. TC is a two-time Paralympian in alpine skiing and is currently training for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. He arrives at the gym well before 6 am and is really minding his life around his sport. When not training, he works at the Olympic and Paralympic Museum. He says his second passion is sharing his story, in the hope that he can inspire others.
âThere are days when I don’t want to do it, but to be honest I know there are a lot of people who have helped me on this journey. There are a lot of people that I try to be a role model for, you know, who really promote being healthy and active. I don’t want to let them down. Obviously I want to go out and win a medal, I want to do well and represent our country, but there’s a lot more to it, âCarter said.
âSkiing for me has always been a fun experience, something, kind of a feeling of freedom and to go out and try to go as fast as possible, it’s pretty cool. This is something that maybe not everyone likes. I’m definitely a little bit crazy, but everyone has their hobbies and interests and mine just happens to throw me in the mountains, âCarter said.
TC also gives back to communities through nonprofit work. Its main goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. But not without a little balance. TC says he’s a huge fan of ice cream, which is good for the soul.
TC is a huge Captain America fan and in his Instagram bio he refers to himself as one-legged Captain America. As he continues to be a role model for those who want to exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle, we will be supporting him here in Colorado Springs.