Austria leads medal count after second day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships
Friday, February 22, 2013
Following the second full day of competition at the IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain yesterday, Austria led the medal race with three gold medals, a silver, and a bronze. Markus Salcher won gold in the men's standing on Wednesday, with Matthias Lanzinger also making the podium in the bronze medal position. earned a gold in the women's sitting event. Slacher and Lanzinger went gold/silver yesterday in the men's standing to round out Austria's medal total.
France leads in the total medal count with six, two of each kind. Yohann Taberlet won a bronze in the men's sitting downhill. Marie Bochet won a gold and Solene Jambaque won a bronze in the women's standing downhill. In the Super-G, Bochet and Jambaque went gold/silver. Taberlet earned a silver in the Super-G.
With only eighteen medals available a day, a number of countries have failed to make the medal podium. They include the Netherlands, with Anna Jochemsen finishing ninth in the women's standing class in the Super-G yesterday, and Finland with Katja Saarinen finishing tenth in the same event. Australia's finished eleventh in the men's standing Super-G. Czech competitor Oldrich Jelinek finished sixteenth in the men's sitting Super-G. Arly Velasquez of Mexico finished fifteenth in the men's sitting Super-G. New Zealand's finished ninth in the men's standing Super-G. Poland's men's visually impaired skier Maciej Krezel and guide Anna Ogarzynska finished thirteenth in the Super-G. South Korea's Jong Seork Park finished twenty-fourth in the men's sitting Super-G. Turkey's Erik Bayindirli finished nineteenth in the men's sitting Super-G.
Competition is scheduled to resume tomorrow with theevent after events were cancelled today because of predicted poor weather.
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