Canada's Mac Marcoux gained a superb victory over Russia's Valerii Redkozubov in visually impaired slalom action at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine skiing World Cup Finals in St. Moritz.
With Redkozubov, the reigning Paralympic champion, having triumphed in Monday's (February 2) downhill competition before Marcoux won the giant slalom event yesterday, honours were even heading into today's race, although the Russian was the favourite by virtue of a superior record over the tight turns.
But the Canadian, along with guide Robin Femy, continued a rich vein of form by producing the only sub-40 second run in the crucial second runs, to add to a total time of 1min 18.50sec.
Slovakia's Jakub Krako and guide Martyn Motyka finished over a second behind for the silver medal, while Redkozubov, assisted by Evgeny Geroev, took bronze.
There was success for Russia elsewhere as Sochi 2014 champion Alexey Bugaev triumphed by over three seconds in the standing class after managing the two quickest runs of the day.
After a shock defeat to German rival Andrea Rothfuss on the opening day, French star Marie Bochet continued her resurgence by triumphing in Rothfuss' favoured standing slalom event, while Dutchwoman Anna Jochemsen was third.
Another Paralympic champion to prosper was Anna Schaffelhuber, who finished ahead of team-mate Anna-Lena Forster in a German sitting-class 1-2, while Dino Sokolovic of Croatia won the corresponding men's event.
The only non-European winner - aside from Marcoux - was Danielle Umstead of the United States after she got the better of British rising star Millie Knight in the women's visually impaired category.
Action is due to continue with a final day of competition in St. Moritz tomorrow with another dose of slalom races.
The World Cup Finals is one of the final tests ahead of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada, beginning on February 28, which is set to feature around 130 of the world's best skiers from 30 countries.
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