France’s Paralympic champion Marie Bochet finished the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup at La Molina today with a perfect record after winning her eighth consecutive race in this season’s series.
On the fifth and final day of racing at this Spanish resort, Bochet repeated her slalom win of the previous day as she finished the women’s standing event in 1min 53.58sec.
Canada’s Frederique Turgeon was second in a combined total of 2:00.19 ahead of compatriot Alana Ramsay, who clocked 2:01.12.
Bochet was one of four athletes in today’s slalom racing to repeat their victories of the previous day.
Austrian 16-year-old Veronika Aigner, with sister Elisabeth as her guide, earned a second win in the women’s visually impaired event, clocking 1:54.46 to finish ahead of Australia’s seasonal giant slalom champion, Melissa Perrine, guided by Bobbi Kelly.
Perrine and Kelly clocked 1:59.87, with British Paralympic champions Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jennifer Kehoe third in 2:08.16.
Japan’s Momoka Muraoka, who earned the women’s sitting giant slalom crystal globe after winning all six of her World Cup races this season, had to settle for a second successive runner-up position in the slalom as Germany’s Anna-Lena Forster repeated her victory of Friday, clocking 1:57.27.
Muraoka was second in 2:07.89, with third place going to Laurie Stephens of the United States in 2:12.04.
Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia was the fourth back-to-back winner on the day as he and his guide, Maros Hudik, won the men’s visually impaired race in 1:50.92.
France took silver and bronze medals through Thomas Civade, guided by Kerwan Larmet, who clocked 1:51.64, and Hyacinthe Deleplace, whose guide was Maxime Jourdan, recording 1:55.31.
France’s 18-year-old world champion Arthur Bauchet found his run of success at La Molina coming to an end as he failed to finish his first run in the second men’s standing slalom race, having won the first and two of three preceding giant slalom races.
Martin Wuertz of Austria claimed gold on the day, in a combined total of 1:48.96, ahead of Thomas Walsh of the US, who clocked 1:49.01, and Sweden’s Aaron Lindstroem, timed at 1:49.24.
Jeroen Kampschreur of The Netherlands won the men’s sitting race in 1:49.65 ahead of Austria’s Markus Gfatterhofer, who clocked 1:49.85, and Poland’s Igor Sikorski, who recorded 1:51.29.