|Date||17 February 1988|
|Location||Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore|
|Participants||10 from 3 countries|
The B1 event is for competitors who are “legally blind”, or formally have a visual acuity of LogMAR 2.60 or worse. Competitors are accompanied by sighted guides.
The event was a fairly close contest between Kirsti Pennänen, who lost by a narrow 3.8 seconds to Veronika Preining. Preining had won three medals (gold-silver-bronze) in alpine skiing at the 1984 Paralympics, and would add three more in Innsbruck 1988, winning the 5 km, as in Calgary, and adding two silvers behind Pennänen.
|Veronika Preining • Siegfried Haberl|
|Kirsti Pennänen • Antero Viljaharju|
|Margaret Heger • Manfred Pucher|
|Valentina Grigoryeva • L. Fyodor|
|Doris Campbell • Hermann Tidl|