Ostersund 2020: Ones to Watch – Men’s sitting event

Know the top biathletes battling for coveted World Championship titles 05 Mar 2020
male Para Nordic sit skier Daniel Cnossen pushes through the snow
Daniel Cnossen is the reigning Paralympic champion in biathlon sprint
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By World Para Snow Sports

Para biathletes will have the stage all to themselves at their sport’s first standalone World Championships beginning 12 March in Ostersund, Sweden. Amid the 104 athletes expected, here are 12 to know:


Daniel Cnossen (USA) vs. Taras Rad (UKR)

Cnossen, Paralympic champion in the sprint discipline, also collected a pair of silver medals in PyeongChang to make for a career-best performance. But the sitting category also presents the theme of experience versus youth. Taras Rad had a strong Paralympic debut, winning gold in the middle distance, and went on to completely dominate in Prince George. The 20-year-old’s talent was known in 2017, when he finished runner-up in all three disciplines at the Worlds in Finsterau, Germany.

Find more about Daniel Cnossen here.

Find more about Tara Rad here.

The 2019-2020 Para biathlon rankings are available on the World Para Nordic Skiing website.