Alpine Skiing

12.29.2017
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Whitney Bailey

Alpine skiing is a wheelchair winter sport in which athletes ski downhill with jumps and turns as obstacles. In the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games athletes competed competed in technical events such as slalom and giant slalom as well as racing events including downhill, super-G, and super combined. Alpine skiers are known to reach speeds of 65 miles per hour!

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The Sochi Winter Games featured athletes like Alana Nichols, Stephani Victor, and Allison Jones for the women and Keith Gabel, Evan Strong, and Mike Shea for the men. Standing snowboard cross was debuted in Sochi. Standing snowboard cross is based on time. The boarders start at the top of the course and race to the finish line while going through jumps and turns as obstacles.

Check out the video of the USA Alpine Ski team as they prepared for the Sochi Winter Games in 2014!

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