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German para-Nordic ski team departs for Finland for World Cup

People posing. German team wearing Loeffler kit. Image credit: Nordic Paraski Team Deutschland

Earlier this morning, the German para-Nordic ski team departed Germany for Finland, where a World Cup event is scheduled to take place later this morning. Prior to the start of the event, the team will have a week of intensive training.



The team enters training on a high note.  Yesterday, Anna Schaffelhuber was named the Disabled Sportswoman of the Year at a ceremony at the German Sports and Olympic Museum in Cologne. She was nominated alongside Andrea Eskau and Anja Wicker.  The men’s award was won by Markus Rehm.


This week, the team also gained a new sponsor, Löffler.  The sponsor is providing the team with undergarments to wear during competition and training.  The apparel will makes its debut at the Finland World Cup.


The German team enter the 2014 – 2015 on good footing, after a respectable showing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics.  The Para-Nordic team won several medals including Andrea Eskau‘s pair of gold in the women’s 6km, sitting biathlon and the women’s 5km, sitting cross-country skiing, Anja Wicker’s gold in the women’s 10km, sitting biathlon and silver in the 12.5km, sitting biathlon,

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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