Andrea Eskau will be one of Germany´s main medal hopes at her home World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, where she seeks to defend her three women´s cross-country sitting titles from 2015 and hopefully add more golds to her haul in biathlon.
The 45-year-old, who claimed two Paralympic titles at Sochi 2014, launched her season in spectacular way as she sealed five wins at a World Cup in Western Center, Ukraine.
As she enters the final preparations for Finsterau 2017, she explained which the three reasons she loves skiing are.
“In cross-country skiing, I especially love the contact with nature.”
“It is also possible to enjoy the winter landscape even as a wheelchair user.”
“Nordic skiing is a challenging sport that requires a lot of work.”
The Finsterau 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships will gather 135 of the world’s best biathletes and cross-country skiers from 25 countries between 10-19 February.
All races will be shown live alongside live results at Finsterau2017.com.