Get to know the IBSF Para Sport World Cup – fifth season starts in Park City
Here are some facts and stats:
- The IBSF Para Sport World Cup goes into ist fifth season this winter - the first ever races took place in the 2014/2015 winter.
- Matthew Richardson (GBR, Para Skeleton) and Corie Mapp (GBR, Para Bobsleigh) wrote their names in the sports history book as first ever World Cups winners in their sport.
- Corie Mapp is also the defending World Cup Champion in Para Bobsleigh.
- The IBSF Para Sport World Cup is mixed-gender – Women and Men compete together.
- Annnija Krimina from Latvia wrote history as first ever woman to win an mixed-gender IBSF race. She won the Para Bob World Cup in Calgary in November 2017.
- Since 2016, the IBSF also holds Para Sport World Championships – the first World Champions were Eric Eierdam (USA, Para Skeleton) and Lonnie Bissonnette (CAN, Para Bobsleigh)
- Since 2017, one World Cup race each winter also counts as European Championships – the first gold medal went to Arturs Klots from Latvia.
- Para Bobsleigh is with a seatetd start only in the moment. The bobsleighs are started with a special automatic launch system.
- For the Park City World Cup, 14 athletes from ten nations are registered, among them two women.
>> The schedule of IBSF Para Sport World Cup 2018/2019 (PDF)
>> Overall rankings
26 Feb 2021
Jonas Frei youngest athlete and first Swiss to win gold at IBSF Para-Sport World Championships
29 Jan 2021
John Daly and Megan Henry win first North American Cup races in Men’s and Women’s Skeleton
25 Jan 2021
Nicole Vogt and Hunter Church win first North American Cup races in 2-woman and 4-man Bobsleigh