Learn more about the events and classifications in the lung-busting, muscle-burning Para Nordic Discipline.
There are two separate disciplines that make up Para Nordic Skiing:
Race distances vary from 6km to 15km.
For each missed shot, an athlete will have to either ski an extra 'penalty loop' or have a time penalty added to their race time. Therefore to be successful athletes must be an accurate shot.
Each category includes several classes (classifications), so athletes with a range of impairments can compete. A time factoring system is used to ensure a level playing field.