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Big race this week as sledders battle for top of IBSF Para-bobsleigh Seated Rankings

A row of bobsleds Sleds ready for adaptive sliding in Austria. Image credit: Adaptive Sliding International

With 6 only points separating the second through fourth ranked sledders on IBSF Para-bobsleigh Seated Rankings, this week’s competitions will be pivotal in determining the final rankings of the season.



Canada’s Lonnie Bissonnette is currently ranked first, and has 456 points.  The United States’ Jason Strum is second with 402 points, being closely chased by Corie Mapp of Great Britain with 398 points. American Aaron Lanningham is still in the chase with 396 points.


Along with Latvian Alvils Brants, Australia Mark Urquhart and American junior slider Steven Jacobo, all sledders have competed at all of this season’s Par-sport World Cup events. Bissonnette had first places at the Calagary World Cup in November, and the Park City World Cups later that month. He had a fourth place finish at the St. Moritz World Cup this past weekend. Strum has three third place finishes, with his worst performance a fourth place finish at Park City. Mapp was sixth in Calgary and the second Park City World Cup, third at the first Park City World Cup and first this past weekend in St. Moritz. Lanningham was second in Calgary and the second Park City World Cup, with a fifth place finish at the Park City World Cup, and was seventh in St. Moritz.



Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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