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Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

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With a mixture of high-speed action and breath-taking photography, these short films introduce key Paralympic winter sports, some of the stars and medal hopefuls from GB and other teams

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With a mixture of high-speed action and breath-taking photography, these short films introduce key Paralympic winter sports, some of the stars and medal hopefuls from GB and other teams

Series 1 Summary

With a mixture of high-speed action and breath-taking photography, these short films introduce key Paralympic winter sports, some of the stars and medal hopefuls from GB and other teams.

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 1

    Former army Sergeant, Mick Brennan lost both his legs to a suicide bomb in 2004, but this year he is to compete for his country as a skier at the Paralympic Winter Games. Mick learned his sport using a mono-ski and a bespoke state-of-the-art suspension rig. Using this equipment, he navigates the slopes, reaching speeds of up to 70mph, all in the hope of winning a Paralympic medal. Fearless as a soldier and as an athlete, can Mick get on the podium in Sochi?

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 2

    GB athlete, Kelly Gallagher offers an insight into visually impaired skiing as she and her guide, Charlotte Evans take a thrilling ride on the slopes in the run-up to the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.

    Kelly has only 10% vision and is totally reliant on her guide's instinctive feel for the snow. With just a radio for communication, Kelly must put her trust in Charlotte's every word to get them to the finishing line. They have won medals on the world stage, but can they take the gold in Sochi?

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 3

    Ben Sneesby has dreamt of being a Paralympic athlete since he was a little boy. Now, that dream is about to come true as he gears up to represent his country.

    Although a wheelchair user from birth, Ben was determined to become an athlete. At the age of 13, he was asked to join the British Disabled Ski Team, making him the youngest member ever.

    Ben competes in the sit-ski category and will be going for gold on the slopes of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 4

    German athlete, Andrea Rothfuss has been training since she was eight-years-old, so she feels right at home on the snow.

    The standing skier is no stranger to Paralympic success having won both silver and bronze medals at the Vancouver games. She has also regularly topped the World and European rankings for the last few years. But has she got what it takes to beat her competitors to that elusive gold medal at the Sochi Winter Paralympics?

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 5

    Ice sledge hockey is a high-octane sport that requires precision passing and an ability to blast a puck into the back of the net with lightning speed and accuracy. It's also known as 'murderball on ice', and is not for the faint-hearted. The athletes must be physically strong, mentally agile and ready for high-speed collisions with their opponents as they race navigate the ice-rink in their quest to score goals.

    This episode meets the Italian and Norwegian teams ready to battle for a medal in Sochi.

  • Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

    Episode 6

    Ice sledge hockey is a high-octane sport that requires precision passing and an ability to blast a puck into the back of the net with lightning speed and accuracy. It's also known as 'murderball on ice', and is not for the faint-hearted. The athletes must be physically strong, mentally agile and ready for high-speed collisions with their opponents as they race navigate the ice-rink in their quest to score goals.

    This episode meets the Italian and Norwegian teams ready to battle for a medal in Sochi.

Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown synopsis

With a mixture of high-speed action and breath-taking photography, these short films introduce key Paralympic winter sports, some of the stars and medal hopefuls from GB and other teams

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