Arturs Klots wins Para bobsleigh World Championships

The Latvian was the fastest in all four runs in monobob to claim gold at the second edition of the event in St Moritz, Switzerland, on 5 February. 06 Feb 2017
A bobsleigh goes so fast down the track it's a blur.

Bobsleigh, a fan favourite sport at the Olympic Games, is in the early development stages for athletes with an impairment.

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Latvia’s Arturs Klots topped the podium in monobob at the second Para bobsleigh World Championships, held in Saint Moritz, Switzerland, between 4-5 February.

The 25-year-old was the fastest in all four runs, clocking an overall time of 4:58.86 to finish comfortably ahead of Canada’s 2016 world champion Lonnie Bissonnette (5:00.29) and Great Britain’s Corie Mapp (5:00.63), who collected silver and bronze, respectively.

USA’s 2015 World Cup overall champion Jason Sturm missed out the podium by 0.07 seconds, ending in fourth place.

A total of 16 athletes from 10 countries took part in the event, including two female athletes: Latvia’s Annija Krumina, who finished eleventh, and USA’s Dawn Macomber, ranked fifteenth.

This was the second edition of the Para bobsleigh World Championships, with the first being held in Park City, USA, in 2016, with 13 athletes from eight countries competing.

Full results can be found on the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF)’s website.