Dutch snowboarder Chris Vos enjoyed a memorable 2016-17 season. The 19-year-old won gold in both the men’s banked slalom and snowboard cross SB-LL1 at the World Championships in Big White, Canada.
He followed that up with two World Cup globes in both events, cementing himself as a serious contender for gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
Vos shared what he thinks were the best moments of the season for him.
1) Winning a World Championships
“The best feeling was crossing the finish line and knowing I had won a world title. Then you realise what hard training is all about.”
2) Competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Test Event
“Another memorable moment was in PyeongChang where I almost did not qualify for the following heats. But I managed to go as fast as possible and won. I went to the big final against [Austria’s] Reinhold Schett, my biggest competitor. And I won.”
3) Meeting US snowboarder Travis Rice
“Third memorable moment of the season was meeting Travis Rice, one of the best able-bodied snowboarders in the world. He recognised me and asked if I wanted to snowboard with him the following day. But unfortunately I had broken my prosthesis the same day and couldn’t join him. But it was still cool.”