IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2019 in Lake Placid with athletes from twelve nations
Lake Placid (RWH) Lake Placid in the USA is host of the IBSF Para-Sport World Championships 2019 this weekend (30 + 31 March). Athletes from twelve nations (AUT, CAN, ESP, GBR, GER, ISR, ITA, LAT, NOR, SUI, SWE, USA) are currently training at the Mt. van Hoevenberg Combination Bobsled, Skeleton & Luge Track to compete for World Championships gold, silver and bronze for the fourth time since 2016.
Among the athletes registered for the World Championships are also two women: Norway’s Guro Konstanse Frønsdal and Kari Commandant Kjellskau. Guro Frønsdal won the IBSF Para-Sport World Cup in December 2018 in Calgary – as second woman after Latvia‘s Annija Krumina a year before at the same track. The Norwegian is the only woman so far to medal at both Para-Sport European and World Championships. In 2018, she won bronze, respectively.
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) and 2018 in Lillehammer (NOR), Arturs Klots from Latvia won the gold medal. Defending Champion Klots will not compete in Lake Placid due to injury.
As winner of 2019 Overall Para Bobsleigh World Cup Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette will compete in Lake Placid. Christopher Stewart from Switzerland hits the start line as reigning European Champion. ©RWH2019
The Lake Placid Para-Sport World Championships schedule:
Training: until March 29
World Championships runs 1+2: Sat, 30 March 2019, from 10 am local time (3 pm CET)
World Championships runs 3+4: Sun, 31 March 2018, from 10 am local time (4 pm CET)
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