Carina Edlinger has high expectations for her second World Championships in Prince George, Canada. The Austrian vision impaired skier has recently sealed four cross-country wins over two 2018-19 World Cups.
She was a bit disappointed after her performance at her maiden Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Prior to the Games, Edlinger had confirmed her status as a clear candidate for gold after finishing as the overall cross-country World Cup winner for a second successive year.
But she struggled with the pressure and had to settle for bronze in the women´s cross-country middle distance vision impaired at PyeongChang 2018. She will most certainly have many more opportunities to win a Paralympic gold.
Edlinger’s debut season in 2016-17 was stunning.
The Austrian claimed gold in the women’s cross-country sprint and long distance vision impaired events at the World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. She also added a bronze to her haul in the cross-country middle distance.
Edlinger finished as the overall winner of the cross-country World Cup after capturing four wins and six other podium-finishes.
Edlinger’s sight in both eyes decreased due to a rare genetic disease.
|Women's Sprint - Free Style VI||Final||2017-02-12||1|
|Women's Long Distance - Classic VI||Final||2017-02-16||1|
|Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI||Final||2017-02-19||3|
|Women's 15km Free Visual Impaired||Final||2018-03-12||4|
|Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired||Final||2018-03-14||4|
|Women's 7.5km Classic Visual Impaired||Final||2018-03-17||3|
|Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI||Final||2019-02-17||2|
|Women's Sprint - Free Style VI||Final||2019-02-18||1|
|Women's Sprint VI||Final||2019-02-20||9999|
|Women's Long Distance - Classic VI||Final||2019-02-24||1|
|Women's Middle Distance - Classic VI||Final||2022-01-13||4|
|Women's Sprint VI||Final||2022-01-15||14|
|Women's Middle Distance VI||Final||2022-01-16||10|
|Women's Long Distance - Free Style VI||Final||2022-01-18||7|
|Women's Sprint - Classic VI||Final||2022-01-22||6|
|Women's Sprint VI||Final||2022-03-05||9999|
|Women's Long Distance Classic VI||Final||2022-03-07||9999|
|Women's Sprint Free VI||Qualification||2022-03-09||1|
|Women's Sprint Free VI||Semifinal 1||2022-03-09||1|
|Women's Sprint Free VI||Final||2022-03-09||1|
|Women's Individual VI||Final Round||2022-03-11||9999|
|Women's Middle Distance Free VI||Final||2022-03-12||3|