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Zebastian Modin

Nordic Skiing
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Zebastian Modin will be a skier to look out for in the men’s vision impaired as he aims to defend the cross-country sprint world title at Prince George 2019.

The Swede has proven strong this season, winning three golds and one silver in cross-country over two World Cups in Vuokatti, Finland, and on home soil in Ostersund. He is currently leading the overall standings and therefore getting closer to repeating 2018’s title.

Modin did not have the expected performance at PyeongChang 2018, having to settle for silver in the cross-country sprint with guides Johannes Andersson and Robin Bryntesson.

He was not able to compete on a regular basis for two seasons due to several injuries and even thought about retiring from the sport.

But he made an outstanding comeback in 2016-2017, winning his first world title in Finsterau, Germany, and finishing top of the cross-country World Cup overall rankings.

Modin took up skiing at 13 years old, encouraged by some friends. Three years later, he competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, as the youngest competitor at the Games. He won bronze in the cross-country sprint.

After that, he was named Swedish Radio station Radiosporten's 2010 Rising Star. Modin enjoyed an even better performance at Sochi 2014, where he took two silvers and one bronze.

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Qualification 9999
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 9
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 11
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Final 2013-02-25 2
Men's Long Distance - Free Style VI Final 2013-02-27 8
Men's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 13
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Final 2013-03-05 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Men's 20 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-10 3
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-12 2
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 2
Men's 10 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 6
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 9999
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 5
Men's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 7
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 9
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 1
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 2
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2017-02-16 2
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 11
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 7
Men's 20km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 4
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 2
Men's 10km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 9999
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 5
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 1
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 9
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 9999
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 9
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 2