Sport disciplines

Para Snowboard

Description

The sport made its debut at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Russia.

Curiosities

PARA SNOWBOARD

Athletes compete in two different events - snowboard-cross and banked slalom - and in three categories according to their functional ability.

In the snowboard-cross event, each athlete competes individually against the clock during qualifying. The athletes with the best times compete in the knockout phase.

In banked slalom, each athlete makes three runs and the final ranking is determined by taking into account the two best times of the three achieved.

THE RACES

The United States took the lion's share of the honours in Pyeongchang, with five golds out of the ten events on the programme. Manuel Pozzerle's silver medal in the snowboard cross event was a highlight.