Paralympic champion Marie Bochet has secured her eighth successive International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championships title with her third gold in as many races at Panorama 2015.
The French star looks set to successfully defend the five world titles she won in 2013 after an overall time of 2:03.17 saw her taking gold in the super combined standing, ahead of German silver medallist Andrea Rothfuß and bronze medal winner Anna Jochemsen of The Netherlands, who finished in 2:09.58 and 2:12.52 respectively at the Canadian resort.
"I just take so much pleasure one more time," Bochet said.
"I just do my skiing and at the end we will see if I can defend them all."
The men's standing gold went to Russian Paralympic champion Alexey Bugaev, with a time of 1:54.56, as Austrians Markus Salcher finished in 1:56.04 to take silver and Matthias Lanzinger clocked 1:56.96 for bronze.
Another athlete claiming her third gold medal of this year's World Championships was Australia's Melissa Perrine, with guide Andrew Bor, who clocked a winning 2:14.8 to secure the super combined visually impaired title.
The silver medal went to Russian Paralympic champion Aleksandra Frantceva and guide Semen Pliaskin, with a time of 2:16.95, while the bronze went to Danelle Umstead of the United States, guided by her husband Rob, after they clocked 2:19.11.
The men's equivalent saw Slovakia's Miroslav Haraus and guide Maros Hudik win their first world title in a time of 1:59.81, ahead of Russia's Ivan Frantsev and guide German Agranovkii and Spain's Jon Santacana and his guide Miguel Galindo, who finished in 2:01.35 and 2:03.32 respectively.
"Today the race was great, the conditions were also great," Haraus said.
"The first run of super-G was a little bit harder than Thursday (March 5) but I am really happy I won.
"I have been working hard and waiting a lot but finally it came."
The women's sitting class saw the rivalry between Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber and Austria's Claudia Lösch come to a head as Lösch topped the podium with a time of 2:04.79 ahead of Schaffelhuber, who claimed silver with 2:06.10.
American Laurie Stephens secured the bronze medal in 2:17.78.
Gold in the men's equivalent went to Germany's Georg Kreiter, who clocked 1:56.84, ahead of Austria's Roman Rabl in 1:57.70 and France's Frédéric François in 1:58.39, who clinched the silver and bronze medals respectively.
The action continues tomorrow with the giant slalom races.
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