Alpine Skiing

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

Strong leads Shea and Gabel at Snowboard Cross National Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - Evan Strong was crowned US national champion at Copper Mountain today ©Getty Images Evan Strong took gold at the US Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships today finishing ahead of rivals Mike Shea and Keith Gabel in a repeat of the podium placings at Sochi 2014. 

Finland's Matti Suur-Hamari named February's IPC Athlete of the Month

By Paul Osborne

Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted IPC Athlete of the Month for February ©MattiSuur-HamariMarch 6 - Finnish snowboarder Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for February.

Australian pays tribute to dead team-mate with victory in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Paul Osborne

Australia's Toby Kane paid a perfect tribute to his team-mate Matthew Robinson with victory in the super-combined event at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals ©Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - Australian Toby Kane paid the perfect tribute to his snowboarding team-mate Matthew Robinson today as he secured a stunning victory in the super-combined event on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Tarvisio, Italy.

Dominant start for Russian skiers at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals

By Paul Osborne

Inga Medvedeva struck twice at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, winning her opening two races in Italy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - Russian Alpine skiers Aleksandra Frantceva and Inga Medvedeva have peaked at the perfect time in their bid for Paralympic glory, each taking two victories on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup finals just two weeks before the Games.

Para-snowboarder Robinson dies en route to Melbourne

By Gary Anderson

February 21 - Matthew Robinson ©APCAustralian Para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson has tragically died during a specially arranged flight home to Melbourne after he underwent surgery on serious neck and spinal injuries in a Barcelona hospital last week.

Snowboarder Robinson responsive and awake after surgery but still critical

By Gary Anderson

February 14 - Matthew Robinson has undergone emergency surgery in a Barcelona hospital but remains in critical condition after crashing at the IPCAS World Cup Finals in La Molina ©APCAustralian snowboarder Matthew Robinson is reportedly awake and responsive following surgery in a Barcelona hospital but remains in critical condition in intensive care after suffering a serious crash during competition earlier this week.

Australian snowboarder critical after fall at IPCAS World Cup

By Gary Anderson

February 13 - Matthew Robinson is in critical condition after crashing at the IPCAS World Cup Finals in La Molina ©APCSnowboarder Matthew Robinson is in a critical condition after crashing while competing at the International Paralympic Committee Adaptive Snowboard (IPCAS) World Cup Finals in La Molina, Spain.

Alpine skiers Bochet and Gauthier-Manuel headline French squad for Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

February 11 - Marie Bochet will carry French hopes of winning gold in Sochi after claiming five world titles in 2013 ©Getty Images Multi world champion Marie Bochet and Vancouver 2010 silver medallists Vincent Gauthier-Manuel and Solene Jambaque are the big names on the French squad named for the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
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