He only sees snow once a year: meet the youngest Winter Paralympian

  • Cristian Ribera, 15, finishes sixth in cross-country skiing
  • Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick wins second medal of Games

Cristian Ribera is not only the youngest participant in the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, but by coming sixth in the men’s cross-country long distance sitting he has secured Brazil’s best ever placing in the Games to date.

“It is very important for me to be the youngest Paralympian at this Games, but what I really wanted when I came here was to do well and surprise everyone,” Ribera told

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