Virtus, the International Federation for sport for athletes with intellectual impairments, has announced that Austria will host the 2022 Virtus World Skiing Championship.
The event, hosted by Osterreichischer Behindertensportverband (Virtus member organization in Austria) takes place between 15th to 19th March 2022 at Seefeld, Austria. The event was previously scheduled to take place in 2021 but was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
The organizing committee comprises of key personnel from the LOC of 2019 International Ski Federation (FSI) Nordic World Championship in Seefeld along with experience of hosting FIS Nordic triple and wishes to set a new benchmark for this event.
Marc Truffaut, Virtus President said “I would like to congratulate Virtus Austria for winning the bid to host this event. It was unfortunate that we had to postpone this event from 2021 to 2022, however I am very positive that this time we will come back stronger. With the expertise of our LOC in organizing FIS events in 2019, this event will undoubtably will be one of the spectacular skiing event Virtus members have witnessed before.”
Former winner of the Virtus Sportswomen of the Year, Heidi Mackowitz will be skiing on home snow. Previously, at an unfortunate accident during training in 2013, Heidi broke her femur bone in five different places but after fighting against all odds and people’s perceptions, Heidi made a comeback on to the slopes in 2016 and won 2nd and 3rd place at the 2016 Virtus World Skiing Championship in Poland.
Virtus wishes all the athletes a very good luck.