Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
Lillehammer (RWH) Lillehammer in Norway is host of the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2018 this weekend (10 + 11 March). Athletes from twelve nations (AUS, AUT, CAN, ESP, GBR, GER, ITA, LAT, NOR, SUI, SWE, USA) are currently training in Lillehammer Olympic Sliding Center to compete for World Championships gold, silver and bronze for the third time since 2016.

Among the 19 athletes registered for the World Championships are also three women: Annija Krumina from Latvia wrote sports history this winter in Calgary (CAN) as the first woman to win a Para-Bobsleigh World Cup. Guro Konstanse Fronsdal from Norway finished third in Innsbruck World Cup and won European Championships bronze. Her Norwegian teammate Siri Malene Valle is the third female athlete starting at the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2018.

2016 in Park City (USA), Lonnie Bissonnette from Canada made history as the first ever IBSF Para-Bobsleigh World Champion. 2017 in St. Moritz (SUI), Arturs Klots from Latvia won the gold medal. Both previous World Champions will also compete at the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2018.

As winner of 2018 Overall Para Bobsleigh World Cup Briton Corie Mapp will compete in Lillehammer. ©RWH2018

The Lillehammer Para-Sport World Championships schedule:

Training: 7-9 March, daily from 10 am

Opening Ceremony IBSF Para Sport World Championships 2018: 9 March, 6 pm, Open Air Museum Maihaugen

World Championships runs 1+2: Sat, 10 March 2018, from 10 am

World Championships runs 3+4: Sun, 11 March 2018, from 10 am

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