The opening Para Bobsleigh World Cup event of the season will start tomorrow at the Park City course that hosted competition during the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City ©Getty Images

The Para Bobsleigh World Cup season gets underway tomorrow in Park City with racing scheduled for two days on the American course.

Fourteen athletes from 10 nations are registered in Utah, including two women.

This will be the fifth season for the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Para Sport World Cup.

Para-bobsleigh heard in September that it had missed out on inclusion at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics.

Briton Matthew Richardson, in Para-skeleton, and Corie Mapp, in Para-bobsleigh, were the first ever World Cup winners in their sport.

Mapp is the defending World Cup champion in bobsleigh, with skeleton not contested this season.

The IBSF Para Sport World Cup is mixed-gender.

Canada's first world Para-bobsleigh champion Lonnie Bissonnette in action ©IBSF
Canada's first world Para-bobsleigh champion Lonnie Bissonnette in action ©IBSF

Annnija Krimina from Latvia wrote history as first ever woman to win a mixed-gender IBSF race when she earned victory in the World Cup in Calgary in November 2017.

Since 2016, the IBSF has also held Para Sport World Championships - the first world champions were Eric Eierdam of the United States in the skeleton and Lonnie Bissonnette of Canada in bobsleigh.

Since 2017, one World Cup race each winter also counts as the European Championships - the first gold medal went to Arturs Klots from Latvia.

In Para bobsleigh the sleds are monobobs started with a special automatic launch system.