Dzmitry Loban’s reasons to watch PyeongChang 2018

Belarusian says Paralympic Winter Games are anything but predictable 15 Oct 2017
a Para Nordic skier pushes up the hill

PyeongChang will be Dzmitry Loban's third Paralympic Winter Games

By By Tim Norris | For the IPC

Belarusian Dzmitry Loban has always enjoyed skiing. But a train accident aged 22 changed everything for him.

He lost both of his legs above the knee, meaning he faced a choice – give up something he loved or find another way to do it.

Loban was determined to carry on and took up Para Nordic skiing in 2007 in the sitting category. He has since won medals across Paralympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, competing in both biathlon and cross-country.

And with the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games coming up in March, he shares why you should show your support.

Amazing event

“The Winter Games is amazing to watch.”


“Last season, I looked forward to certain races but in reality I succeeded in other races.”

New experiences

“There’s a chance to see sports you may not have seen before.”

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