Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Bosnia and Herzegovina sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Only one person was on the team. It was 19-year-old para-alpine skier Ilma Kazazic.

Team[change | change source]

Bosnia and Herzegovina was represented by only one person at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[1] Ilma Kazazic competes in slalom and giant slalom.[1] Three people will accompany Kazazic. The total delegation is four people.[1][2] The other people are team coach Leon Svetlin, doctor Mirsad Muftić, and chef-de-mission Osman Hadžić.[1][2] The team departed for South Korea in late February.[1] They arrived in the village on 6 March.[3]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Bosnia and Herzegovina") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team Bosnia and Herzegovina
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Ilma Kazazic para-alpine skiing female LW3 slalom and giant slalom [1][3]

History[change | change source]

The country has never won a medal at the Winter Paralympics.[4] Before 2018, only three people represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Winter Paralympics.  They were Nijaz Memic in 2010 and Ilma Kazazic and Senad Turkovic.  All three are para-alpine skiers.[4]

Para-alpine skiing[change | change source]

Ilma Kazazic is representing Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] She competes in the slalom and giant slalom races.[1] Her coach is Leon Svetlin.[3]

Schedule and results[change | change source]

The first event on the para-alpine program is the downhill. It starts on 10 March, running from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The second event on the program is Super-G. All skiers will race between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM on 11 March. The super combined takes place on 13 March. The Super-G part of the event is in the morning. The slalom part is in the afternoon. The slalom event gets underway on 14 March and conclude on 15 March. Women and men both race during the same sessions in the morning. The afternoon sessions start with the women doing their second run. Then the men go.The last para-alpine skiing race of the 2018 Games is the giant slalom. It takes place on 17 - 18 March.  Men and women both race at the same time in the morning sessions.  Women race first in the afternoon sessions, with the men racing a half hour after they end.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "BiH će na Zimskim paraolimpijskim igrama imati samo jednu predstavnicu". (in Bosnian). 24 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ilma Kazazić jedina predstavnica BiH na Paraolimpijadi". N1 BA (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "BH Paralympian Kazazic: I will present BiH in the best Way possible -". Sarajevo Times. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Bosnia and Herzegovina". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. "Programm". Austrian Paralympic Committee (in German). 12 February 2018. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)