On a superb day for British athletes in Beijing, Ollie Hill took Snowboard Banked Slalom bronze in a nailbiter, while there were best ever Paralympic Games results for Owen Pick and Scott Meenagh
Delve into the world of jumps, rollers and banked turns where athletes either race against other competitors, or the clock. Find out more about the different classifications and events in Para Snowboard.
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There are two different events in Paralympic Snowboarding:
SNOWBOARD CROSS (SBX)
BANKED SLALOM (BSL)
A top to bottom race between up to four athletes over obstacles including jumps and rollers. First Athlete to the bottom wins.
A race against the clock down a twisty track with multiple banked turns. Athletes get two attempts, with the fastest run counting in the final results.
From 2019-20 athletes also started competing in Dual Banked Slalom which is similar to Banked Slalom but athletes compete on identical, parallel course adding an extra level of competition.
Competitions currently only include athletes with a physical impairment, divided into three categories depending on their functional ability.
SB - UL
Athletes with an impairment in one or both arms.
SB - LL1
Athletes with significant impairment to one leg, e.g. a single above knee amputation, or a significant impairment in both legs, e.g. double above ankle amputation.
SB - LL2
Athletes with an impairment to one or both legs with less activity limitation, such as a single below knee amputation.
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