Cross-country

019 Esqui de fondo paralimpico

It was one of the first sports to be played in the first Paralympic Winter Games in 1976 Örnsköldsvik. Competitors are divided into three categories, competing in a ski chair called” sit” disabled, standing and athletes with a visual impairment that are preceded by a guide. All skiers compete using the correction factor. The disciplines in which they compete are:

·   Medium distance: 10 km men / 5 km women SIT, ST, VI

·   Long distance: 15 km men / 12 km women SIT, ST, VI

·   Long distance: 20 km men / 15 km women SIT, ST, VI

·   Sprint SIT, ST, VI

·   Relay: 4 x 2,5 km men / 3 x 2,5 km women

Nordic skiing is governed by the International Paralympic Committee and its rules are an adaptation of the rules of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

World Cup skiing adapted 2013