NPC Sweden select first athlete to PyeongChang 2018
Nordic skier Zebastian Modin will make his third Paralympic Winter Games appearance24 Sep 2017
By NPC Sweden and IPC
The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden has begun announcing their athlete selections for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, with their first being Nordic skier Zebastian Modin.
The multi-Paralympic and world medallists will look to make his third Paralympic appearance.
Modin captured two silver medals from Sochi 2014 in the 1km sprint freestyle visually impaired and was part of the 4x2.5 km mixed relay team. He also left Russia with a bronze medal in the 20 km classic style visually impaired.
He is coming off two silver medals (including one from the 20km visually impaired) from the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, Germany.
Sweden has also booked tickets to PyeongChang 2018 in wheelchair curling although the roster is yet to be announced. The country finished seventh at Sochi 2014 after winning bronze in wheelchair curling in the previous two Paralympic Winter Games.
The Swedes will have the opportunity to secure a place in the Winter Paralympics in another sport in October when they host the World Para Ice Hockey Qualification Tournament in Ostersund. The top three teams qualify to PyeongChang.