Photo: Viesturs Lācis

St. Moritz (RWH) St. Moritz (SUI) is host of the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2017 this weekend (4 + 5 February). Athletes from eleven nations (AUS, AUT, CAN, ESP, EST, GBR, LAT, LTU, NOR, SUI, USA) are currently training on Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina, to compete for World Championships gold, silver and bronze for the second time after 2016.

Para-Skeleton athletes will join the races as forerunners. With four registered athletes, this discipline will not count as World Championships this winter.

Skeleton pilot Eric Eierdam from USA and monobob pilot Lonnie Bissonnette from Canada made history at the 2016 Para-Sport World Championships in Park City (USA) as the first ever IBSF Para-Sport World Champions. ©RWH2017

The St. Moritz Para-Sport World Championships schedule:

Training: 30 Jan-3 Feb, daily from 9am

Opening Ceremony IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2017: 31 Jan, 5pm, St. Moritz village square

World Championships runs 1+2: Sat, 4 February 2017, from 9.30am

World Championships runs 3+4: Sun, 5 February 2017, from 9.30am

Photos: Viesturs Lācis

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