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Park City (RWH) The Utah Olympic Park in Park City (USA), venue of the icetrack races at 2002 Olympic Winter Games, on weekend (18 + 19 March 2016) hosts the first-ever World Championships for disabled bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.


Athletes from nine nations (AUS, AUT, CAN, ESP, GBR, LAT, NED, NOR, USA) currently train in Park City and will fight for gold, silver and bronze at the 2016 IBSF Para-Sport World Championships.

As overall champions of IBSF Para-Sport World Cup 2015/2016 Eric Eierdam from USA and Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette join the World Championships races in Park City.

Para-Skeleton World Cup Champion Eric Eierdam, who already won the first ever World Cup Series for disabled Skeleton athletes in the 2014/2015 kick-off season, also won the second edition of the racing series ahead of Briton Matthew Richardson, who was the first ever World Cup winner in his sport by winning the 2014/2015 Para World Cup kick-off event in Park City (USA). Ryan Gautieri from USA finished the current World Cup season ranked third.

Lonnie Bissonnette from Canada, who was overall third last year, now won the 2015/2016 edition of IBSF Para-Monobob World Cup after winning four of six races. Briton Corie Mapp, who was the first ever World Cup Champion in his sport by winning the kick-off event in Igls (AUT) last season, finished second overall ahead of US-athlete Aaron Lanningham. ©RWH2015-2016

Info Para-Monobob and Para-Skeleton

To start, the Para-Skeleton athletes have one knee on the sled and push with the other leg. Then, like all skeleton athletes, they steer the sled lying face down and headfirst.

In Para-Monobob, all athletes sit in the sled before starting. A Jury official walkes the sled down the start track and stops it again at the designated start point. Then the sled is released and starts sliding down the already slightly sloping track.



Keep up to date with bobsleigh and skeleton news on Facebook, Twitter & co.

Park City (RWH) The latest news, race results and a wealth of information about the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships are available via a variety of social media channels.The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF has its own site on Facebook, and all news is posted straight to the profile pages of the 2,200 members of the IBSF Facebook Group and also sent to Twitter followers (@IBSFsliding), of which there are over 2,700.

Results lists showing all race times and overall times and the latest World Cup standings can also be found at ibsf.org.The races of IBSF Para-Sport World Championships in Park City will be streamed live on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/VcP24ht2HsV, with commentary by former US bobsleigh pilot Bree Schaaf, who finished fifth at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. ©RWH2015-2016


The Park City Para-World Championships schedule

Date/Time Park City

Date/Time CET

Race

Friday,

18 March

from 5 pm

Saturday,

19 March

from midnight

Run 1 + 2 Para-Monobob

Run 1 + 2 Para-Skeleton

Saturday,

19 March

from 5 pm

Sunday,

20 March

from midnight

Run 3 + 4 Para-Monobob

Run 3 + 4 Para-Skeleton



The Park City Para-World Cup winners (November 2015)

  1.

  2.

  3.

 
Para-Monobob

Race 1

BISSONNETTE, Lonnie

CAN

KUHL, Gary

USA

MAPP, Corie

GBR

Para-Monobob

Race 2

BISSONNETTE, Lonnie

CAN

LANNINGHAM, Aaron

USA

STURM, Jason

USA

Para-Skeleton

Race 1

EIERDAM, Eric

USA

RICHARDSON, Matthew

GBR

DOVER, Brendan

AUS

Para-Skeleton

Race 2

EIERDAM, Eric

USA

RICHARDSON, Matthew

GBR

GAUTIERI, Ryan

USA



The Overall Champions of IBSF Para World Cup 2015-2016

  1.

  2.

  3.

 
Para-Monobob



BISSONNETTE, Lonnie

CAN

MAPP, Corie

GBR

LANNINGHAM, Aaron

USA

Para-Skeleton



EIERDAM, Eric

USA

RICHARDSON, Matthew

GBR

GAUTIERI, Ryan

USA





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