Para sport in review: December 201605.01.2017
Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during December.
IPC Nordic skiing World Cup, Vuokatti, Finland
Athletes from Japan, Germany, the USA, France and Ukraine stood out in the cross-country and biathlon races at the first World Cup event.
IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup, Kuhtai, Austria
Italy’s Giacomo Bertagnolli, Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber and Austrian teammates Claudia Loesch and Roman Rabl showed strong form ahead of the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, from 22-31 January.
IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Teenage skiers including the Netherlands’ Jeroen Kampschreur and Great Britain’s Millie Knight were the stars of this World Cup held in the Swiss city between 19-22 December.
Europa Cup, Pitzal, Austria
2016 Para ice hockey World Championships B-Pool
2016 World Sled Hockey Challenge
The USA topped the podium for a third consecutive time after beating hosts Canada in the final. Norway collected bronze. Full review.
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in the men’s singles, the Netherland’s Jiske Griffioen in the women’s singles, and the USA’s David Wagner in the quad’s singles, retained the title in London, Great Britain.
Asian Para Badminton Championships 2016, Beijing, China
Chinese players shone by winning eight of the 22 events on home soil.
Tri-Nations Blind Football Tournament
At the sport’s first event to take place in India, from 1-4 December, Malaysia took gold following a victory over Laos in the final. The hosts ended third.