Netherlands at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

The Netherlands sent competitors to the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Four people competed in para-snowboarding. Five people competed in para-alpine skiing. Anna Jochemsen and Jeffrey Stuut are standing skiers. Linda van Impelen, Jeroen Kampschreur and Niels de Langen have all competed in all 5 para-alpine sit-ski events. Lisa Bunschoten, Bibian Mentel and Chris Vos all competed at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Renske van Beek was the only snowboarder on Team Netherlands who did not go to Sochi.

Netherlands at the
2018 Winter Paralympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IPC codeNED
NPCNederlands Olympisch Comité *
Nederlandse Sport Federatie
Websiteparalympisch.nl (in Dutch)
in Pyeongchang
Competitors9 in 2 sports
Flag bearers Bibian Mentel (opening ceremony)
Jeroen Kampschreur (closing ceremony)
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
7
Winter Paralympics appearances (overview)

TeamEdit

There were four people who competed in the Paralympics in para-snowboarding. There were another five people who competed in para-alpine skiing.[1]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team NL") that participated in the 2018 Games.

Team Netherlands
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Lisa Bunschoten para-snowboarding female SBLL-2 Cross and Banked Slalom [1]
Niels de Langen para-alpine skiing Male Sitting Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined and Downhill [1]
Anna Jochemsen para-alpine skiing female Standing Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined and Downhill [1]
Jeroen Kampschreur para-alpine skiing Male Sitting Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined and Downhill [1]
Bibian Mentel-Spee para-snowboarding female SBLL-2 Cross and Banked Slalom [1]
Jeffrey Stuut para-alpine skiing male Standinf Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined and Downhill [1]
Renske van Beek para-snowboarding female SBLL-2 Cross and Banked Slalom [1]
Linda van Impelen para-alpine skiing female Sitting Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Super Combined [1]
Chris Vos para-snowboarding male SB-LL1 Cross and Banked Slalom [1][2]

MedalistsEdit

Para-alpine skiingEdit

Anna Jochemsen and Jeffrey Stuut are standing skiers.[1] Linda van Impelen, Jeroen Kampschreur and Niels de Langen have all competed in all 5 para-alpine sit-ski events. Kampschreur went to his first Winter Paralympics as the world champion in slalom, giant slalom and super-combined.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Class Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jeroen Kampschreur Downhill Sitting Did not finish
Niels de Langen 1:31.40 14
Jeffrey Stuut Standing 1:33.14 19
Jeroen Kampschreur Slalom Sitting 48.40 1 Did not finish
Niels de Langen Did not finish
Jeffrey Stuut Standing Did not finish
Jeroen Kampschreur Super combined Sitting 1:25.55 3 46.04 1 2:11.59  
Niels de Langen 1:29.47 11 48.87 4 2:18.34 8
Jeffrey Stuut Standing 1:30.06 12 Did not finish
Jeroen Kampschreur Super-G Sitting 1:27.63 7
Niels de Langen 1:29.85 14
Jeffrey Stuut Standing 1:31.31 17
Women
Athlete Event Class Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Jochemsen Downhill Standing Did not finish
Linda van Impelen Giant slalom Sitting 1:14.87 2 1:14.37 8 2:29.24  
Anna Jochemsen Slalom Standing 1:01.05 7 1:02.79 5 2:03.84 7
Linda van Impelen Sitting 1:03.92 7 1:02.79 5 Disqualified
Anna Jochemsen Super combined Standing 1:37.47 5 Did not finish
Linda van Impelen Sitting 1:39.08 7 Disqualified
Anna Jochemsen Super-G Standing 1:39.90 6
Linda van Impelen Sitting 1:42.83 7

Para-snowboardingEdit

Bibian Mentel-Spee has competed at the Paralympics before, winning several medals. Chris Vos won the World Para Snowboarding Championships four times.[1] Lisa Bunschoten, Mentel-Spee and Vos all competed at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi.[1] Renske van Beek was the only snowboarded on Team Netherlands who did not go to Sochi. The South Korea Games are her first.[1]

Chris Vos celebrated his 20th birthday in February. Despite his young age, people thought he could win a medal at the 2018 Winter Games. During the 2017-2018 snowboarding season, his results were not consistent but his speed was very good. The lack of consistency was why some people thought he might not be able to win gold.[2]

Banked slalom
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Chris Vos Men's (SB-LL1) 59.24 54.28 DNF 54.28 4
Renske van Beek Women's (SB-LL1) 1:16.85 1:04.14 1:02.21 1:02.21 4
Lisa Bunschoten 1:04.18 1:00.04 1:01.40 1:00.04  
Bibian Mentel-Spee 1:02.25 1:00.42 56.94 56.94  
Snowboardcross
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Chris Vos Men's SB-LL1 1:03.13 3 Q Bye   Oguri (JPN)
W
  Schett (AUT)
W
  Schultz (USA)
L
 
Renske van Beek Women's SB-LL2 1:14.57 3 q   Coury (USA)
W
  Bunschoten (NED)
L
  Fina Paredes (ESP)
L
4
Lisa Bunschoten 1:13.59 2 Q Bye   van Beek (NED)
W
  Mentel-Spee (NED)
L
 
Bibian Mentel-Spee 1:07.51 1 Q   Fina Paredes (ESP)
W
  Bunschoten (NED)
W
 

SupportersEdit

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands attended the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[4] She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.[4] She arrived 8 March 2018 and left 13 March 2018.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "PyeongChang 2018: Dutch team named". International Paralympic Committee. 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "PyeongChang 2018 Sport Week: Snowboard Ones to Watch". International Paralympic Committee. 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Trotse Kampschreur heeft 'topgevoel' na eerste paralympische titel". NU.nl. NU.nl. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Princess Margriet of the Netherlands to attend Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics – Royal Central". Royal Central. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.