Andrew Soule: My season highlights

The US sit-skier reflects on the pre-Paralympic season where he added two World Championships medals to his collection. 27 Apr 2017
Man in sit ski doing cross country skiing

At Cable 2015 Soule made history by winning the most medals ever at a single World Championships by a US Nordic skier.

ⒸJames Netz
By Louise Wood | For the IPC

One of the USA’s top sit-skiers Andrew Soule enjoyed another successful season in 2017.

He added two more World Championship medals to his already impressive collection and laid down a marker for the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

At the Finsterau 2017 World Para Nordic Championships in Germany he won bronze in the middle distance cross-country race and silver in the sprint to increase his World Championship medal haul to seven.

Soule finished the season in fourth place on the cross-country World Cup assisted by two podiums at the Test Event in PyeongChang. He showed that he can perform well on the tracks there and will be a real contender for medals come March 2018.

Here Soule talks about three memorable moments from this season:

World Championship success

“The cross-country sprint at World Championships was very exciting. I love the feeling of sprint days and that one came together really well for me and my team.”

Finding form

“The biathlon sprint in Finsterau was not my best race ever but it was a really good race day for me as a learning experience. I recaptured a lot of something I had been missing in biathlon races in that event.”

A well-executed plan

“The cross-country long in PyeongChang came together for me as a very memorable race day. I tried a pacing strategy there that paid off very well, and the course and conditions were perfect for me.”

The Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang from 9-18 March 2018.