XII Winter Paralympic Games Preview


If you were blown away by the outstanding performance of our Women to Watch Olympians, wait until you see what our Paralympians have in store for you!

The 2018 Paralympic Games, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, is scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from March 9th-March 18th, 2018. They will be the first Winter Paralympics held in South Korea.

These Games will feature 6 sports (Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey, Snowboarding and Wheelchair Curling) and 80 medal events in total. 49 nations will be competing, with 3 making their Winter Paralympic debut.

Just as we spotlighted select American women athletes to watch during the Olympics, we will do the same for the Paralympics. The USA team consists of 74 athletes including 6 guides, and of that number, we have singled out 7 women we will will be stand-outs during the Games.

Top 7 Women To Watch This Winter Paralympics
(listed alphabetically, not in any particular order)

Brenna Huckaby, Snowboarding – 2017 two-time World Championship gold medalist
Stephanie Jallen, Alpine Skiing – Two-time Paralympic medalist, 2015 World Championships bronze medalist
Staci Mannella, Alpine Skiing – Two-time Paralympian, 2017 World Championships bronze medalist
Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing – Four-time Paralympian, two-time Paralympic medalist, 2017 four-time World Championship gold medalist
Amy Purdy, Snowboarding – 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist, 2017 World Championship bronze medalist
Laurie Stephens, Alpine Skiing – Four-time Paralympian, six-time Paralympic medalist, seven-time World Championship medalist
Danelle Umstead, Alpine Skiing – Three-time Paralympian, three-time Paralympic  medalist, 2017 World Championships bronze medalist

We will follow these athletes and give you weekly status reports on their performance. So we will say again, stay tuned!