Snowboarding at the 2022 Winter Paralympics

Snowboarding was one of the competitions at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing, China.[2][3] In total, eight medal events were held.[2]

at the XIII Paralympic Winter Games
VenueGenting Snow Park
Dates6–11 March
Competitors75[1] from 21[1] nations


Para-snowboarding is divided into three classification categories.[4]

Athletes competing in the class SB-LL1 have significant impairment to one leg, such as amputation above the knee, or "a significant combined impairment in two legs", affecting their balance, their board-control and their ability to navigate uneven terrain.[4] Athletes with annotations will use prostheses during racing.[4] There were no events for female athletes in the category SB-LL1 at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.[5][6]
Athletes competing in the class SB-LL2 have impairment to one or both legs "with less activity limitation", such as below-knee amputation.[4]
Athletes competing in the class SB-UL have upper limb impairments, affecting balance.[4] There were no events for female athletes in the category SB-UL at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.

SB-LL1 was removed from the programme for female athletes in June 2019 as an insufficient number of athletes competed in this class at the 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships.[7][8] In January 2022, American snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, classified as SB-LL1 snowboarder, won a court decision to allow her to compete at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.[9][10] French snowboarder Cécile Hernandez learned days before her competition that she was also allowed to compete.[11][12] They competed in SB-LL2 classified events.[13]

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

The ranking in the table is based on information provided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and will be consistent with IPC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table will be ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a "nation" is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IPC country code.

  *   Host nation (China)

1  China (CHN)*33410
2  France (FRA)2002
3  United States (USA)1214
4  Canada (CAN)1113
5  Finland (FIN)1102
6  Netherlands (NED)0101
7  Australia (AUS)0011
  Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (8 entries)88824

Women's eventsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Banked slalom
SB-LL2 Brenna Huckaby
  United States
1:17.28 Geng Yanhong
1:17.38 Li Tiantian
Snowboard cross
SB-LL2 Cécile Hernandez
Lisa DeJong
Brenna Huckaby
  United States

Men's eventsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Banked slalom
SB-LL1 Wu Zhongwei
1:10.85 Chris Vos
1:12.06 Tyler Turner
SB-LL2 Sun Qi
1:09.73 Matti Suur-Hamari
1:09.98 Ollie Hill
  Great Britain
SB-UL Maxime Montaggioni
1:09.41 Ji Lijia
1:09.86 Zhu Yonggang
Snowboard cross
SB-LL1 Tyler Turner
Mike Schultz
  United States
Wu Zhongwei
SB-LL2 Matti Suur-Hamari
Garrett Geros
  United States
Ben Tudhope
SB-UL Ji Lijia
Wang Pengyao
Zhu Yonggang

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Record number of female Para athletes set for Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games". 4 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Qualification Criteria". Retrieved 12 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Beijing 2022 Venues". Retrieved 13 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e "Snowboard classification". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  5. ^ Burke, Patrick (5 December 2021). "Para snowboarders call on IPC to allow women's LL1 athletes to compete at Beijing 2022". Retrieved 20 December 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "IPC Governing Board meet in Rome". International Paralympic Committee. 27 June 2019. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  7. ^ Pavitt, Michael (21 January 2022). "IPC "surprised" as Huckaby wins court appeal to compete at Beijing 2022 Paralympics". Retrieved 21 January 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "IPC surprised and disappointed by court's Para snowboard decision". 20 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Winter Paralympics: Para-snowboarders 'too disabled' for Games win battle to compete". BBC Sport. 20 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  10. ^ Burke, Patrick (6 March 2022). "Hernandez and Huckaby lead women's SB-LL2 snowboard cross qualifying at Beijing 2022". Retrieved 6 March 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Legal fight won, Hernandez and Huckaby enjoy success on the snow". Reuters. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  12. ^ "They Weren't Wanted at the Paralympics. They're Excelling Anyway". The New York Times. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  13. ^ Burke, Patrick (7 March 2022). "Hernandez takes snowboard cross gold at Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics". Retrieved 7 March 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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