Anna Schaffelhuber among 19 confirmed for Paralympic Winter Games01 Feb 2018
Five-time Paralympic champion Anna Schaffelhuber leads Germany's delegation at PyeongChang 2018
By NPC Germany and IPC
The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Germany has announced 19 athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which will be held 9-18 March.
Germany will have athletes competing across alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and wheelchair curling, with 10 women and nine men.
Headlining the roster is multi-Paralympic and world champion Anna Schaffelhuber. The alpine skier will look to defend all five titles she won at Sochi 2014.
The most experienced athlete of the roster is Nordic skier Andrea Eskau, who is heading to her sixth Paralympic Games. In addition, nine athletes will make their Games debuts.
NPC Germany’s Chef de Mission Dr. Karl Quade said: "We will send a powerful team to South Korea. It's a good mix of experienced athletes who have already proven their ability to perform, as well as new faces and talented youngsters. I personally hope that it will be clean and fair. I am sure that our athletes will be excellent ambassadors for our country and role models for people with and without disabilities.
"Our trainers and supervisors in South Korea, as well as in the preparation, ensure a very good support, for which I would like to thank already. We hope for successful and injury-free Games.”
More information on Germany’s delegation to PyeongChang 2018 can be found on the NPC’s website