Eleven-time Winter Paralympic medallist Nils-Erik Ulset is happy with how his season has gone so far as the Norwegian prepares for the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
The 33-year-old is heading to the competition starting tomorrow in Finsterau, Germany, which was also the venue for the 2015 Championships.
At that event, Ulset returned with a silver and bronze medal.
He will be looking to upgrade these to a gold this year’s competition and is currently second in the overall men’s biathlon World Cup rankings, behind France’s Benjamin Daviet.
“I’m very pleased with my start to the season,” Ulset said.
“Each race in the World Cup gives me good answers on what I’ve done well and what I need to improve on.
“I always set a medal target, but I keep that to myself.
“A successful tournament will mean a clean and fair Championships and on a personal level, that I achieve my goals.”
The Championships will go on until February 19 with biathlon and cross-country skiing contests on the schedule.
Around 135 athletes from 25 countries are expected to feature in Finsterau.