Paralympics 2022: What to watch on Day 1 in Beijing

Paralympics 2022: What to watch on Day 1 in Beijing

The Games finally get underway with the Alpine and Nordic squads in action

Alpine – Downhill

The Alpine skiing programme begins on Day 1 of the Games, with British prospects in the Visually Impaired and Standing classifications.

PyeongChang medallists Millie Knight guided by Brett Wild, and Menna Fitzpatrick guided by Gary Smith will be looking to make their mark in the Women’s Visually Impaired (VI) races, while a Paralympic debut is in the offing for Neil Simpson and guide Andrew Simpson in the Men’s VI contest.

James Whitley rounds out British Alpine interest on the first day of the Games in the Men’s Standing classification.

Watch on: Channel 4 and the Paralympic Games YouTube channel

Biathlon – Men’s Sprint Sitting

Scott Meenagh and Callum Deboys are set to go in the first of the Games’ Biathlon contests which gets underway at 2:40am. Meenagh will be returning for his second tilt at the Paralympics, while for Deboys the Men’s Sprint Sitting race marks his first taste of the Games.

Watch on: Across Channel 4’s output and the Paralympic Games YouTube channel

Header Image: Neil Simpson and Andrew Simpson at the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, January 2022 – Photo: Luc Percival Photography.

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