The list of Paralympic team athletes has already been approved, which will represent Kazakhstan at the sports arena of the South Korean Pyeongchang at the XII Winter Paralympic Games “Pyeongchang2018” (March 9-18, 2018). There are 6 athletes and 1 athlete-guide, who will accompany the visually impaired athlete during entire skiing distance stated in the list. Best modern prosthesis, bobsleighs made based on physiological needs of the athlete were purchased for athletes. Athletes have yet to pass final training in camps in Shchuchinsk (Akmola oblast, Kazakhstan) and at the Alatau ski base in Talgar (Almaty oblast, Kazakhstan) before their departure for Pyeongchang. That is exactly where from the athletes will fly to the Games in Pyeongchang.
This year 80 sets of Paralympic medals will be contested in Pienchang. In the Games program – there are competitions in 6 disciplines (alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, para-ice hockey, snowboard, wheelchair curling). 9 licenses were approved and received for Kazakhstan Paralympic athletes. Kazakhstan will be represented in 2 kinds of sports, such as: cross-country skiing and biathlon at “Pyeongchang2018” winter games.
The 3rd Asian Paralympic Games will be held from October 06 to October 16, 2018 in Jakarta (Indonesia). We will report about preparation of Kazakhstan athletes and final list of participants in our next publications.
The Gas Trade International FZC wishes Kazakhstan Paralympic athletes to honorably represent our country in the Games, victories and maximum result.