Alpine skiing super-combined and biathlon middle-distance champions to be crowned01 Mar 2018
Henrieta Farkasova looks set to dominate the women's vision impaired category at PyeongChang 2018
Alpine skiing, biathlon, Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling will be the four sports contested on the fourth day of competition (13 March) at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
Super-combined events across all male and female classes will take place on day four at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.
Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber in the women’s sitting and France’s Marie Bochet in the women’s standing will start as favourites to defend the gold medals in their categories. Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova will be the woman to beat in the vision impaired.
In the men’s events, NPA athletes Valerii Redkozubov in vision impaired and Alexey Bugaev in standing will be also looking for their second successive super-combined title. After his highly-successful World Cup season, Norway’s Jesper Pedersen is the leading candidate in the sitting category.
The Alpensia Biathlon Centre will stage the biathlon middle distance races. NPA athletes dominated the World Cups and will again be among the gold medal contenders at PyeongChang 2018.
Some of the big names include four-time Paralympic champion Mikhalina Lysova in the women’s vision impaired, multiple Paralympic gold medallist Roman Petushkov in the men’s sitting and Sochi 2014 champion Azat Karachurin in the men’s standing.
Para ice hockey
USA vs. South Korea, Norway vs. Sweden and Czech Republic vs. Japan will be the three games of the day.
The Gangneung Curling Centre will again stage 12 matches: Finland vs. South Korea, Norway vs. Sweden, NPA vs. Slovakia, China vs. Canada, USA vs. China, Great Britain vs. Slovakia, Sweden vs. Germany, Finland vs. Switzerland, NPA vs. Great Britain, Canada vs. USA, Switzerland vs. South Korea, Germany vs. Norway.