Winter Paralympics preview: Para alpine skiing day three

The men's and women's super-combined action moved from Tuesday to Monday at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre 06 Mar 2022
Image of a female Para Alpine skiing in a competition
Anna-Lena Forster of Germany won women's Super-combined at PyeongChang 2018
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By Aurore Gander | For World Para Snow Sports

The Para alpine skiing action carries on at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre on Monday (7 March) with the men's and women's super-combined at Beijing 2022.

The events were initially set to take place on Tuesday (8 March) but changed dates due to weather conditions. 

Find below all you need to know about the six races in the programme!


Germany’s Anna-Lena Forster will be defending her Paralympic title and made clear her intentions after her gold medal at the Lillehammer 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships in January. 

One of her main rivals will be Canada’s Katherine Combaluzier, who can create a surprise after her World Championships silver medal in January. 

However, the first two days of Para alpine competitions in Beijing saw a podium repeat with Japan's Momoka Muraoka taking gold followed by Forster with silver and China's Liu Sitong with bronze.

In the men’s sitting event, Netherlands will be ready for the challenge! Jeroen Kampschreur will defend his title and Niels de Langen, the bronze medallist at Lillehammer 2021, can make it a double Dutch podium in Beijing.

But Norway’s Jesper Pedersen will have other plans. He is World Championships silver medallist and already collected a gold in the super-G and a silver in the downhill in Beijing.

New Zealand's Corey Peters swapped places with Pedersen with downhill gold and super-G silver while Japan's Taiki Morii picked the bronze medal in both races. But Italy's super-combined world champion Rene de Silvestro will be desperate to finally pick his first medal in China. 


In 2018, Mollie Jepsen left South Korea with the Paralympic title in the women’s Super-combined event. After France’s Marie Bochet crashed, the young Canadian created an upset and kept the gold ahead of Germany’s Andrea Rothfuss and her teammate Alana Ramsay. 

This year, the competition seems open in the women’s standing event. Bochet took silver at Lillehammer 2021 with Germany's Anna-Maria Rieder in third and Rothfuss in fourth.

Super-G Paralympic champion and downhill silver medallist Zhang Mengqiu will try to put China on the podium again with Sweden's Ebba Aarsjoe also among the medal hopefuls in an exciting event.

France's Arthur Bauchet will be hoping to add a Paralympic gold to his world title from January in Norway. He already felt the taste of victory in Beijing with his gold in the downhill standing race on Saturday. 

Italy's skier Federico Pelizzari and New Zealand’s Adam Hall, can be serious contestants to the podium. The first won bronze medal in the Worlds Championships while also has a bronze to his name from the last Winter Games in PyeongChang.

China's Liang Jingyi put the host nation on the top of the podium in the men's super-G and will be hoping for more on Monday.  


In the women’s vision impaired event, Great Britain’s Mille Knight is a serious candidate to comeback of the season. After five difficult years, she finally won the world title in Lillehammer 2021, in front of her compatriot Menna Fitzpatrick – also a silver medallist in the last Winter Games.

On her way to glory is Slovakia’s golden star Henrieta Farkasova who will be keen to defend her PyeongChang 2018 gold medal. But Slovakia has another medal contender in super-G Paralympic champion Alexandra Rexova. 

The country has dominated the vision impaired events in the Paralympic Games and Miroslav Haraus is targeting another super-combined gold on his fourth Winter Games. After his third place in Lillehammer, he will face strong challenge from younger skiers.

Great Britain’s 19-year-old Neil Simpson beat Haraus to take silver at the Worlds. For his first Winter Paralympics, he can foil all the predictions. But, to do it, he will have to fight with the new world champion, France’s Hyacinthe Deleplace, a former Para athletics sprinter who wants gold in his first Winter Paralympics.

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