The IBSF Para Sport World Cup began in St Moritz ©Getty Images

Switzerland's Christopher Stewart topped the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Para Sport World Cup standings after the season opener in St Moritz.

The 2019 European champion triumphed in the second race of the weekend, recording a winning time of 2min 26.22sec. 

Fellow Swiss star Jonas Frei finished second in 2:26.41, while Canada's defending World Cup champion Lonnie Bissonnette placed third in 2:26.91.

Bissonnette had been the winner in the opening race. 

He finished in 2:26.74 and was trailed by Stewart in 2:26.86.

Frei joined the pair on the podium once again, taking third place in 2:27.31.

Stewart's first and second place results were enough to see him take the lead in the World Cup standings on 435 points. 

Bissonnette is second on 425, with Frei in third on 410. 

Competitors will remain in St Moritz for the third stage of the IBSF Para Sport World Cup, scheduled for Tuesday (February 23).