Competitions in biathlon, para snowboard cross country skiing and the second stage of super combined skiing will take place today in Sochi.
For the very first time in the Paralympic Winter Games, athletes will compete for medals in para snowboard cross, which is now part of the alpine skiing program. During the competition participants will have three attempts to impress and will perform jumps and flips. The winner will be determined by the total time of their two best runs.
Following para snowboard cross, supper-combined will take place on the course at Rosa Khutor. Here athletes will compete for medals in three categories – standing, sitting, and visually impaired.
At the Laura, spectators will watch the biathlon where women will tackle the 12.5 km and the men race a distance of 15-kilometer. All the events will also be held in the following three categories - standing, sitting, and visually impaired.
The national teams that did not qualify for medals in the Olympics will compete against each other in sledge hockey. Italy and the Czech Republic which both won the classification matches will meet at 8 p.m. in the Shayba Arena to compete for the 5th place of the tournament. In the afternoon, South Korea and Sweden will face each other for the 7th place.
The Ice Cube Curling Center is having a rest today ahead of the semifinals tomorrow where the UK and China will compete against Russia and Canada for a place in the finals.