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A female snowboarder rides down a slope

Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands competes during the Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

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Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands competes during the Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games © • Getty Images

 

A picture of a woman skiing

Anna Kurliskova during the 2009 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship. © • Kim Young Kil

A picture of a man skiing in a special chair

2004 IPC Alpine World Championships © • Thomas Trinkl

The 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships were held in the Spanish resort of La Molina, Spain.

As the last major competition ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, the Championships gathered nearly 120 athletes from around 30 countries.

The event was the sixth World Championships of its kind. Previous Championships took place in 2011 in Sestriere, Italy, in 2009 in High 1 Resort, Korea and in 2004 in Wildschönau, Austria.