If you watched every second of the Winter 2018 Olympics with bated breath, get excited because the Winter 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang are just around the corner. With the opening ceremony kicking off Mar. 9, you'll be able to root for your favorite sports, countries, athletes and more as they compete in seven different sports. What's extra cool about the Paralympics? They are pretty explicitly feminist, with 44 percent more women participating in PyeongChang than in Sochi, and programs in place to foster women's participation. There are a ton of women athletes to watch at the games, but here are nine that the sporting world is already buzzing about.
While the Paralympics feature fewer athletes than the Winter Olympics — only 670 in total — there's still plenty of room for many amazing female athletes to grab your attention. And believe me, you're going to feel inspired. In case you're in need of a primer, the sports at this year's Winter Paralympics are alpine skiing, the biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair curling, snowboarding and ice hockey. Over 100 countries, a new record, will be watching as athletes with a wide range of disabilities compete, and the competition will indeed be fierce.