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Swiss team arrives in La Molina, Spain ahead of 2015 IPCAS World Cup

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The Swiss Paralympic ski team has arrived in La Molina for training ahead of the World Cup. Image credit: Swiss paralympic ski team

With a 2015 IPCAS World Cup scheduled to start tomorrow in La Molina, Spain, the Swiss team has arrived and hit the slopes for training.   The team competing includes Michael Brügger and Thomas Pfyl.

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The team just finished competing at the 2015 IPCAS Level Rinn, Austria which concluded on Monday. Swiss skiers made the podium at that event and are expected to repeat their success again. The team has been actively training together since early November, when they had a camp at Upper Engadine, St. Moritz. Swiss skiers are scheduled to return home in February from 1 – 5 to St. Moritz for a World Cup event.

 

The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships get underway in Panorama, Canada on February 28. Swiss skiers are trying to get as much experience on the slopes ahead of the world championships.

 

Qualification for the event is still open, with skiers needing to have achieved race points in one race of the 2014/2015 season.  The La Molina is one race that skiers can get points at if they don’t already have them.  Beyond that, for technical events, men need to have 220 IPCAS points or less and women need 240 IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS Ranking List as of February 16.  For the downhill, men need 100 IPCAS points or less and women need 120IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS Downhill Ranking List.  For the Super-G and Super Combined, men need 120 IPCAS points or less and women need 140 IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS  Ranking List.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 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.

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