There are five events in para-alpine skiing: downhill, Super-G, slalom, giant slalom and super combined. Athletes with physical disabilities compete in standing and on sit-skis while visually impaired racers are accompanied by a guide skier. Just like para-Nordic skiing, there are classifications for leg and arm impairments, and for the visually impaired.
Para-alpine skiing demands extreme agility, strength, and speed, with racers reaching and exceeding speeds of 100km/hour. For all events except slalom, athletes race one run and are ranked according to the fastest time. A missed gate results in disqualification.
Canada has a long history of excellence in this event with medals at all of the Paralympic games. The Ontario Parasport Games offer an opportunity to showcase this sport and inspire others to get involved.
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