Vasili Shaptsiaboi’s reasons to watch PyeongChang 2018

Belarusian Nordic skier on why you should tune in. 15 Aug 2017
A male Para cross country skier skies across the snow

Vasili Shaptsiaboi will be competing in his sixth Paralympic Games at PyeongChang 2018.

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By By Tim Norris | For the IPC

Vasili Shaptsiaboi will be one of the most experienced competitors at PyeongChang 2018.

With a history of success at both summer and winter sports, his Paralympic story began in Australia in 2000. He won athletics bronze in Sydney, before reaching the top with gold in the tandem road race in the cycling at Athens 2004 – in his words, his most memorable sporting moment to date.

From there, he turned his attention to the Winter Games. He won silver in the cross-country skiing and bronze in the biathlon in 2006, before taking two more bronze medals at Vancouver 2010. But he was not quite finished with his cycling career and competed at London 2012.

Two years later, he was back on the skis, this timing winning two biathlon bronze medals in Sochi. He will be aiming to at least match that achievement in PyeongChang – and here are his reasons to watch the Winter Games.


“Fans of biathlon and cross-country skiing can look forward to competitive races.”

Best skiers

“You will also see all the best skiers performing in PyeongChang.”

Full of suspense

“You have to watch to find out who will be the winners in this uncompromising struggle!”

The Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang from 9-18 March 2018.