As the final winter season closes before another Winter Olympics, the time is now to begin final preparations to make a run at the top step of the podium. One of those snowboarders looking to get on the top step is Spencer O’Brien.
A five time medalist (one gold, one silver, three bronze) at the Winter X Games and one of only few Olympians coming from Canadian First Nations, O’Brien has been credited as one of the world’s top female snowboarders. In 2012 O’Brien was also named the top female on the World Snowboard Tour.
A few weeks before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, O’Brien was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
After some ups and downs following the diagnosis, O’Brien is back and is seen as an Olympic podium prospect for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Tyler Tate of T Squared Action Sports sat down with O’Brien to talk Olympics, rheumatoid arthritis and more in this edition of BNQT Inside Access.
Read the full article here http://bnqt.com/2017/04/14/bnqt-inside-access-spencer-obrien-competing-with-rheumatoid-arthritis/