Australia’s adaptive snowsports teams are headed to PyeongChang, South Korea for the International Paralympic Committee’s World Cup Finals this week.
Competing at the Snowboard World Cup Finals on 8-13 March 2017, Joany Badenhorst, Ben Tudhope, Simon Patmore, Alex Handley and Sean Pollard will represent in snowboard cross and banked slalom events.
The Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals on 9-18 March 2017 sees Mitch Gourley, Victoria Pendergast and Melissa Perrine with guide Andy Bor looking to match their results from the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Hakuba, Japan earlier this week.
“This season I’d set myself a goal of finishing top 8 in a snowboard cross World Cup race which I achieved when I finished 6th in Lake Tahoe back in January,” Pollard said.
“Now I am aiming for a podium finish, and of course to make the qualification for Korea in 2018.”
By Ski and Snowboard Australia
Photo with thanks to Ski and Snowboard Australia