Para sport in review: December 2016

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during December. 05 Jan 2017
A standing alpine skiier goes down a slope with mountainous backdrop

Giant slalom was held on day one of the 2016 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Moritz Switzerland.

ⒸMarcus Hartmann

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.

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Full results.

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.

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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.

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Europa Cup, Pitzal, Austria

The rivalry between Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber and Austria’s Claudia Loesch was the highlight of this Para alpine skiing event, which took place between 12-13 December.

Full review.

2016 Para ice hockey World Championships B-Pool

The Czech Republic sealed gold, followed by Japan and Slovakia, with all three teams securing a place at the Qualification Tournament for PyeongChang 2018. Read the full review.

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.

Full review.

Asian Para Badminton Championships 2016, Beijing, China

Chinese players shone by winning eight of the 22 events on home soil.

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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.

Full review.