Henrieta Farkasova ended a five year wait for an overall Para Alpine Skiing World Cup title as victory in today’s women’s visually impaired slalom competition in Pyeongchang.
Alongside her guide Natalia Subrtova, Farkasova topped the podium at the event which is testing the facilities which will be used at next year’s Winter Paralympic Games.
This saw her claim the slalom crystal globe and with it, her first overall crown since the 2011-12 season.
The 30-year-old who has five Winter Paralympic gold medals finished today’s race in front of last season’s World Cup champion Menna Fitzpatrick of Great Britain and her guide Jennifer Kehoe while Australian Melissa Perrine and guide Andrew Bor came third.
Anna Schaffelhuber of Germany picked up the women’s sitting overall World Cup title after her third place finish in today’s slalom.
Finishing ahead of her was another German Anna-Lena Forster, who came first, and Japan’s Momoka Muraoka.
Schaffelhuber, who had already secured the super-G, downhill and giant slalom crystal globes, also added the slalom crown to her trophy cabinet.
There was more success for Germany in the women’s standing World Cup as Andrea Rothfuss’ second place finish today was enough for her to win the overall crystal globe.
France’s Marie Bochet was the fastest in both runs and won today’s race with the Netherlands’ Anna Jochemsen came third.
Alana Ramsay of Canada finished fifth, which was enough for her to take the slalom crystal globe.
In the men’s visually impaired, Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia and his guide Maros Hudik earned the slalom and overall World Cup titles after finishing second today.
Fellow Slovakian Jakub Krako and his guide Branislav Brozman won the race while Jon Santacan Maiztegui and guide Miguel Galindo Garces of Spain were third.
Thomas Grochar of Austria claimed the men’s standing World Cup title while his team-mate Marcus Salcher earned the overall crystal globe.
James Stanton of the United States had won today’s race ahead of Frenchman Arthur Bauchet and Austria’s Martin Wuerz.
Dutch teenager Jeroen Kampschreur achieved his first crystal globe of his career after a second place finish in the men’s sitting race helped him secure the slalom crown.
The only man faster than the 17-year-old today was Japan’s Takeshi Suzuki, who saw his team-mate Taiki Morii win the overall title, while France’s Yohann Taberlet was third.
The overall women’s title was won by Germany while the Austrians were the men’s winners.