Chris Vos: My top three moments from 2017

The Dutch snowboarder had a 2016-17 season to remember claiming two world titles and winning two World Cup globes. 16 Apr 2017
Dutch rider Chris Vos won the snowboard-cross men’s SB-LL1 at the 2015 IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships in La Molina, Spain

Dutch rider Chris Vos

ⒸOriol Molas
By Guiseppe Di Florio | For the IPC

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.”