Sweden names teenage alpine skier on PyeongChang 2018 team

Aaron Lindstrom got the thumbs up to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games 14 Dec 2017
Alpine skier skies down a hill

Swedish teenager Aaron Lindström competes in the super-G, at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

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By NPC Sweden

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden has confirmed more athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Teenage alpine skier Aaron Lindstrom has been confirmed for PyeongChang 2018. The 17-year-old promising talent will look to compete in the men’s slalom, grand slalom and super-G standing events. Last season, he competed in eight World Para Alpine Skiing events, including the Test Event in March.

Lindstrom will open the 2017-18 season on 19 December at the World Cup in Kuhtai, Austria.

NPC Sweden also announced the five players who will make up their wheelchair curling team: Viljo Petersson Dahl, Kristina Ulander, Ronny Persson, Mats-Ola Engborg and Zandra Reppe.

One to Watch Nordic skier Zebastian Modin was the first athlete selected by NPC Sweden to PyeongChang back in September.

The Scandinavians have also secured a place in Para ice hockey following their third place in the World Para Ice Hockey Qualification Tournament in Ostersund in October.

Sweden finished in 11th place at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with one gold, two silver and one bronze medal.