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
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