A Lethbridge athlete is about to make her Paralympic debut in Tokyo next week. Payden Vair was born in Cardston but lives in Lethbridge and will be joining Team Canada’s sitting volleyball roster. A few years ago, Vair was the victim of a lawn mower accident which resulted in the amputation of her right leg below her knee.
Vair says right after her accident she was introduced to the sport and is excited to be competing in her first Paralympic games.
In order to compete in Tokyo, Vair and Team Canada went 6-0 at the qualifier in Halifax, Nova Scotia back in March 2020 before the pandemic hit. The Paralympic games start on Aug. 18.