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Paralympiërs Mentel and Fox tackle world title in snowboard cross

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Paralympiërs Mentel and Fox tackle world title in snowboard cross

Bibian Mentel and Chris Vos have Saturday at the world championships for paralympic winter sports in the Canadian Big White again, the world title is on the snowboardcross conquered.

For the 44-year-old Mentel was her sixth world title. They are harvested in Canada has a great admiration.

Last summer she was yet to hear that lung cancer had been detected and that the doctors nothing more her could do. Nevertheless, they began successfully to a new treatment.

Mentel: “It is a very heavy summer and that is why I am also very happy to be here and be able to do this.”

They defeated in the final her compatriot Lisa Bunschoten, the netherlands. The 18-year-old Fox was in his final too strong for the Austrian Reinhold Schett. He graduated in 2015 in Spain and the world title.

With their performance met Mentel, Vos and Bunschoten on the national qualification requirement for the Paralympic Games Pyeongchang in 2018.

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