GB Snowsport Announces Squad for World Para Snow Sports Championships

Britain is to take an 18-strong squad to Lillehammer for Norway’s biggest Para Snowsport event since 1994 Paralympic Winter Games.

GB Snowsport has named the 18 athletes who will form the biggest ever squad taken by Britain to January’s World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway.

The Championships, which will run from 8-23 January 2022.

They re expected to draw together around 750 of the world’s most talented Para Snowsport athletes.

It marks the first time that the Para Alpine, Para Biathlon, Para Cross-Country and Para Snowboard World Championships are held in a single host nation.

British hopes will be spearheaded by some of the biggest names in Para Snowsport, including Winter Paralympic medallists Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight and 2019 World Para Championship silver medallist Owen Pick.

The squad announcement also confirms that, for the first time, Britain will have female representation across each of the discipline squads.

It marks an important step forward in the sport’s ongoing efforts to build strength and depth across more classifications and events than ever before.

The World Para Snow Sports Championships will see a number of athletes making their Para Snow Sports World Championships debut for Britain, including Hope Gordon, Ollie Hill, summer Paralympic medallist Jon-Allan Butterworth, Nina Sparks, Shona Brownlee and Dan Sheen.

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Para Nordic Squad

Steve Arnold
Callum Deboys
Hope Gordon
Scott Meenagh
Steve Thomas

Para Snowboard

James Barnes-Miller
Jon-Allan Butterworth
Ollie Hill
Andy MacLeod
Owen Pick
Nina Sparks

Para Alpine

Shona Brownlee
Menna Fitzpatrick (Guide: Katie Guest)
Adam Hall (supporting Guide)
Millie Knight (Guide: Brett Wild)
Neil Simpson (Guide: Andrew Simpson)
Dan Sheen
Alex Slegg
Gary Smith (supporting Guide)
James Whitley

“After a superb start to the season from all our Para Snowsport athletes, we go into this year’s World Para Snow Sports Championships ready to show the world what this group of athletes can achieve,” said the Head of Paralympic Programmes, Jayne Kavanagh.

“We’ve got an exciting blend of experienced athletes and Championship debutants which reflects the strength-in-depth that we have to call on across all our disciplines.

“The extra year of preparation from the delay to the Championships has given us the opportunity to really build towards this moment, and we all look forward to seeing British athletes out there competing with the best in the world.”