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Park City (RWH) The Para Sport athletes kick off their World Cup season 2018/2019 in Park City (USA). The first official training runs are scheduled from December 10 onwards, the first races for December 14-15.

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)

>> Results

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