What to watch: Day 7 at Sochi 2014

The sixth day of action includes Bibian Mentel-Spee, Evan Strong and Roman Petushkov. 14 Mar 2014
Evan Strong

The USA's Evan Strong is the No. 1-ranked snowboarder in the world heading into the 2013-14 season, which will culminate with the discipline's Paralympic Games debut at Sochi 2014.

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Snowboard will make its Paralympic Winter Games debut on Day 7 of Sochi 2014.


One of the headline events of the Sochi 2014 Games, snowboard cross, gets underway as the sport makes its Paralympic debut. The Netherlands’ Bibian Mentel-Spee and the USA’s Evan Strong are both expected to be on the podium, with both of their countries fielding strong delegations in the sport. All eyes are expected to be on the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre in the morning as history is made.

Over in biathlon, Russia’s Roman Petushkov will go for his fifth gold medal of Sochi 2014 in the men’s 15km sitting event.


The super-G portion of the super-combined men’s and women’s events across all classes will take place, featuring the likes of France’s Marie Bochet, Great Britain’s Jade Etherington and Russia’s Alexey Bugaev.


At the Shayba Arena, Italy and the Czech Republic will battle it out for fifth place in ice sledge hockey. Led by sharp-shooting forward Florian Planker, Italy are guaranteed their best finish ever in the sport at the Paralympic level after coming in eighth at Torino 2006 and seventh at Vancouver 2010.