Winter Paralympics 2022

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Short Information about Winter Paralympics 2022

A total of 564 Para-athletes, including more women than ever before, will compete in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, which open on Friday, March 4th.

Over a 10-day period, 46 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) will compete in 78 medal events in six games. Sheyne Vaspi and Orlando Perez will both compete in the Paralympic Ski Games, while Israel and Puerto Rico qualify for their first Winter Paralympic Games. Azerbaijan will also make its debut through Mehman Ramazanzade at Retirement Country Club.

Based on player statistics, the 564 Para players planned for Beijing 2022 is similar to the previous best set at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Beijing 2022 will feature a record 138 female para-athletes, up from the 133 who competed at PyeongChang 2018.

The 46 teams competed three times fewer than the 2018 record. There were 78 medal events, 39 men’s, 35 women’s and four entry events.

Winter Paralympics 2022 Delegation sizes

The Chinese champion, who won his first gold medal in wheelchair wrestling at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, has the largest team in the competitions. Haitao Wang, the 2018 gold medalist, is one of 96 named Para players. For the first time in their history, China will compete in six games.

The second group comes from America. Among the 65 Para players are Declan Farmer and Josh Pauls, key members of the Para ice hockey team looking to make history with a fourth Paralympic title. Also returning are 2018 Paralympic champions Oksana Masters (Para Nordic Skiing) and Brenna Huckaby (Para Snowboard).

Italy, the host country of the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games, will represent 29 Paralympic athletes for four games. Among them was the visionary record chef Giacomo Bertagnolli, who won two gold medals in PyeongChang in 2018.

At the age of 66, Pam Wilson will be the first Paralympic athlete for Beijing in 2022 and compete in America’s first Paralympic event in a wheelchair. The youngest parapara athlete at the competitions is 15-year-old Austrian Elina Stary, who has poor eyesight.

Winter Paralympics 2022 Sports List

Para Alpine Skiing 

  • A record 170 athletes from 37 delegations will compete 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Elina Stary 15 (AUT)  
  • Eldest Para athlete: Linda Le Bon 57 (BEL) 

Para Biathlon 

  • 87 Para athletes from 14 delegations will compete 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Linn Kazmaier 15 (GER)  
  • Eldest Para athlete: Alexander Ehler 52 (GER) 

Para Cross-Country Skiing 

  • 143 Para athletes from 25 delegations will compete 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Linn Kazmaier 15 (GER)  
  • Eldest Para athlete: Alexander Ehler 52 (GER) 

Para Ice Hockey 

  • 118 Para athletes representing seven teams 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Filip Vesely 16 (CZE) 
  • Eldest Para athlete: Santino Stillitano 52 (ITA) 

Para Snowboard 

  • A record 75 Para athletes from 21 delegations 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Yanhong Geng 17 (CHN) 
  • Eldest Para athlete: Victor Manuel Gonzalez Fernandez 51 (ESP) 

Wheelchair Curling 

  • 55 athletes representing 11 delegations 
  • Youngest Para athlete: Mia Sveberg 23 (NOR) 
  • Eldest Para athlete: Pam Wilson 66 (USA) 

Competing Nations and Delegation size 

  • Andorra             (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Argentina             (2 Para athletes; 2 men / 0 women) 
  • Australia             (7 Para athletes; 5 men / 2 women) 
  • Austria             (16 Para athletes; 11 men / 5 women) 
  • Azerbaijan             (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Belgium             (2 Para athletes; 1 man / 1 woman) 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina    (2 Para athlete; 1 man / 1 women) 
  • Brazil                 (6 Para athletes; 5 men / 1 woman) 
  • Canada            (45 Para athletes; 31 men / 14 women) 
  • Chile                (4 Para athletes; 3 men / 1 woman) 
  • China                (96 Para athletes; 68 men / 28 women) 
  • Croatia            (4 Para athletes; 3 men / 1 woman) 
  • Czech Republic        (21 Para athletes; 21 men / 0 women) 
  • Denmark            (1 Para athletes; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Estonia            (5 Para athletes; 3 men / 2 women) 
  • Finland            (6 Para athletes; 5 men / 1 woman) 
  • France            (15 Para athletes; 13 men / 2 women) 
  • Georgia            (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Germany            (18 Para athletes; 9 men / 9 women) 
  • Great Britain            (21 Para athletes; 16 men / 5 women)  
  • Greece            (2 Para athletes; 1 man / 1 woman) 
  • Hungary            (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Iceland            (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Iran                (4 Para athletes; 2 men / 2 women) 
  • Israel                 (1 Para athlete; 0 men / 1 woman) 
  • Italy                (29 Para athletes; 27 men / 2 women) 
  • Japan                (29 Para athletes; 21 men / 8 women) 
  • Kazakhstan            (5 Para athletes; 5 men / 0 women) 
  • Latvia                (5 Para athletes; 4 men / 1 woman) 
  • Liechtenstein         (1 Para athlete; 0 men / 1 woman) 
  • Mexico            (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Mongolia            (3 Para athletes; 3 men / 0 women) 
  • Netherlands            (8 Para athletes; 5 men / 3 women) 
  • Norway            (13 Para athletes; 8 men / 5 women) 
  • New Zealand         (3 Para athletes; 3 men / 0 women) 
  • Poland            (11 Para athletes; 8 men / 3 women) 
  • Puerto Rico             (1 Para athletes; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Romania            (2 Para athletes; 1 man / 1 woman) 
  • Slovenia            (1 Para athlete; 1 man / 0 women) 
  • Slovakia            (28 Para athletes; 22 men / 6 women) 
  • South Korea            (32 Para athletes; 30 men / 2 women) 
  • Spain                (2 Para athletes; 2 men / 0 women) 
  • Sweden            (10 Para athletes; 7 men / 3 women) 
  • Switzerland            (12 Para athletes; 9 men / 3 women) 
  • Ukraine            (20 Para athletes; 12 men / 8 women)         
  • USA                (65 Para athletes; 50 men / 15 women) 

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