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February 28, 2013

Austria wins friendly team competition at end of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

Austria wins friendly team competition at end of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

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The IPC Alpine World Championships wrapped up yesterday in La Molina, Spain with a friendly, non-medal counting team event won by Austria. The winner was tabulated based on the fastest score for a visually impaired skier on the team, a female skier on the team, and a male skier on the team. The Austrian team included Markus Salcher, Roman Rabl, and Claudia Loesch for times counted, with Philipp Bonadimann, Thomas Grochar, and Martin Wuerz also competing. The team event included ten teams representing eight countries, with the United States and Canada having two teams each and 54 skiers competing.

The United States team 1 came in second with Tyler Walker, Mark Bathum, and Alana Nichols times counting, and Heath Calhoun, Ralph Green, and Allison Jones also belonging to the team. Russia came in third with Ivan Frantseva, Alexandr Alyabyev, and Mariya Papulova having their scores counted. Hosts Spain finished last with Jon Santacana, Óscar Espallargas, and Úrsula Pueyo having their times counting, and Gabriel Gorce and Nathalie Carpanedo also members of the Spanish team.

The next major competition ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics is the test event in Sochi, Russia in March of this year.

Thomas Grochar on his run
Image: Laura Hale.

Solene Jambaque of France on her run
Image: Laura Hale.

Marie Bochet, five IPC Alpine World Championships gold medal winning skiing, on her run
Image: Laura Hale.

Canadian visually impaired skier Viviane Forest and Chloe and her guide Lauzon-Gauthier on their run
Image: Laura Hale.

Austrian skier Roman Rabl
Image: Laura Hale.

Gabriel Gorce and his guide on their run for Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

Visually impaired Canadian skier Mac Marcoux and guide BJ Marcoux experience problems on their run
Image: Laura Hale.

Stephani Victor skis for Team USA 2
Image: Laura Hale.

Martin France skis for Slovakia
Image: Laura Hale.

Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo ski for Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

Braydon Luscombe of Canada
Image: Laura Hale.

Allison Jones of the United States for Team USA 1
Image: Laura Hale.

Fredric Francois of France
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Austria wins friendly team competition at the end of the IPC Alpine World Championships

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The IPC Alpine World Championships wrapped up yesterday in La Molina, Spain with a friendly, non-medal counting team event won by Austria. The winner was tabulated based on the fastest score for a visually impaired skier on the team, a female skier on the team and a male skier on the team. The Austrian team included Markus Salchet, Roman Rabl and Claudia Loesch for times counted, with Philipp Bonadimann, Thomas Grochar and Martin Wuerz also competing. The team event included ten teams representing eight countries, with the United States and Canada having two teams each and 54 skiers competing.

The United States team 1 came in second with Tayler Walker, Markus Bathum and Alana Nichols times counting, and Heath Calhoun, Ralph Green and Allison Jones also belonging to the team. Russia came in second with Ivan Frantseva, Alexandr Alyabyev and Mariya Papulova having their scores counted. Hosts Spain finished last with Jon Santacana, Óscar Espallargas and Úrsula Pueyo having their times counting, and Gabriel Gorce and Nathalie Carpanedo also members of the Spanish team.

The next major competition ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics is the test event in Sochi, Russia in March of this year.

Thomas Grochar on his run
Image: Laura Hale.

Solene Jambaque of France on her run
Image: Laura Hale.

Marie Bochet, five IPC Alpine World Championships gold medal winning skiing, on her run
Image: Laura Hale.

Canadian visually impaired skier Viviane Forest and Chloe and her guide Lauzon-Gauthier on their run
Image: Laura Hale.

Austrian skier Roman Rabl
Image: Laura Hale.

Gabriel Gorce and his guide on their run for Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

Visually impaired Canadian skier Mac Marcoux and guide BJ Marcoux experience problems on their run
Image: Laura Hale.

Stephani Victor skis for Team USA 2
Image: Laura Hale.

Martin France skis for Slovakia
Image: Laura Hale.

Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo ski for Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

Braydon Luscombe of Canada
Image: Laura Hale.

Allison Jones of the United States for Team USA 1
Image: Laura Hale.

Fredric Francois of France
Image: Laura Hale.



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February 26, 2013

France finishes 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships on top of medal ladder

France finishes 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships on top of medal ladder

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On the final day of individual competition at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain, concluded today with the Giant Slalom, France pulled ahead of Austria to sit atop of the medal ladder with seven gold medals, two silver medals, and three bronze medals to Austria’s seven gold medals, one silver medal, and three bronze medals. Canada earned the most overall medals at the World Championships with fourteen total medals, two more than France.

France’s medals today included a gold by Marie Bochet in the women’s standing event. Bochet captured all five individual gold medals available in her group at these World Championships. Vincent Gauthier-Manuel also earned a gold for France, in the men’s standing group.

Claudia Loesch earned a gold for Austria in the women’s sitting group. It was Austria’s only medal on the day.

Canada’s medals today included a silver by Viviane Forest and her guide Chloe Lauzon-Gauthier in the women’s visually impaired group, a silver by Mac Marcoux and his guide BJ Marcoux in the men’s visually impaired, a bronze by Chris Williamson and his guide in the same group, a bronze by Kimberly Joines in the women’s sitting group, and a bronze by Alexandra Starker in the women’s standing group.

Spain, who had not earned a medal since the second day of competition, increased their medal count by one when Jon Santacana and his guide Miguel Galindo Garcés earned their third gold of the competition after two competitions in a row where they earned Did Not Finishes (DNF) during their second runs.

The final day of skiing saw 117 skiers start, with only 72 getting ranked at the end. 28 skiers earned DNFs during the first run, and nine earned DNFs during their second runs. Five did not start the first run, and one did not start their second run. Two skiers were disqualified in their second runs.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of France.png FRA 7 2 3 12
2 Flag of Austria.png AUT 7 1 3 11
3 Flag of Russia.png RUS 4 4 3 11
4 Flag of Japan (geometric).png JPN 3 3 1 7
5 Flag of Spain.svg ESP 3 0 0 3
6 Flag of Germany.svg GER 2 7 2 11
7 Flag of Slovakia.png SVK 2 2 1 5
8 Flag of Canada.png CAN 1 5 8 14
9 Flag of the United States.png USA 1 1 1 3
10 Flag of Switzerland.svg SUI 0 2 4 6
11 Flag of Great Britain with border.png GBR 0 2 3 5
12 Flag of Italy.png ITA 0 1 0 1
13 Flag of New Zealand.png NZL 0 0 1 1

Viviane Forest and Chloe Lauzon-Gauthier of Canada hug following their silver medal run in the Giant Slalom
Image: Raystorm.

Alexandra Frantseva and Pavel Zabotini of Russia hug following their gold medal run in the women’s visually impaired Giant Slalom
Image: Raystorm.

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans of Great Britain make their way down the course in their second run of their bronze medal winning performance in the Giant Slalom
Image: Raystorm.

Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo Garcés embrace Chris Williamson and his guide Robin Femy following Santacana’s gold medal winning run
Image: Laura Hale.

Santacana and Galindo at the end of their second run in the Giant Slalom
Image: Laura Hale.

Marie Bochet of France gets a hug following earning her fifth medal of the competition
Image: Laura Hale.

Marie Bochet after crossing the finish line
Image: Laura Hale.

Marie Bochet and German silver medalist Andrea Rothfuss embrace
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Austria regains medal leadboard after fourth competition day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

Austria regains medal leadboard after fourth competition day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Philipp Bonadimann of Austria at the end of his first run in the Super Combined event
Image: Laura Hale.

Yesterday, following the Super Combined event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships, Austria took the lead again in the medal count having earned six total gold medals across four days of competition. France is tied with Austria in the overall medal count.

Austria’s medal tally yesterday included a gold by LW11 classified Claudia Loesch in the women’s sitting event, a gold by LW4 classified Matthias Lanzinger in the men’s standing event, and a bronze by LW11 classified Philipp Bonadimann in the men’s sitting event.

Following her gold medal winning, Loesch told the media she was super happy she won, and she had a really good slalom run. She went on to say she usually finishes in second and this was a surprise for her.

France’s medal count increased with a gold by LW6/8-2 Marie Bochet in the women’s standing, and a bronze by LW4 classified Cedric Amafroi-Broisat in the men’s standing.

Spain’s vision impaired skier Jon Santacana, who won Spain’s only two medals in the competition, failed to finish his second run in the Super Combined. Following the race, he was visibly upset. He had finished the first run in first place by a tenth of a second ahead of eventual gold medalist Chris Williamson and guide Robin Femy of Canada. Williamson hugged silver medalist Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia, and Santacana when Santacana and guide Miguel Galindo Garcés returned to the finishing area after Santacana’s fall. Spain’s other entrant in the men’s visually impaired Super Combined event, Gabriel Gorce and guide Arnau Ferrer, finished three thousandths of a second out of medal contention with a combined run time of 1:47.93. The bronze medalist, Ivan Frantseva and guide German Agranovskii‎ of Russia, had a combined run time of 1:47.90.

At the finish of each competitor’s second run, most are requested to go to doping control to insure they are not taking any banned substance. The 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships are scheduled to continue today.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of Austria.png AUT 6 1 3 10
2 Flag of France.png FRA 5 2 3 10
3 Flag of Russia.png RUS 3 3 3 9
4 Flag of Germany.svg GER 2 5 2 9
5 Flag of Slovakia.png SVK 2 2 1 5
5 Flag of Japan (geometric).png JPN 2 2 1 5
7 Flag of Spain.svg ESP 2 0 0 2
8 Flag of Canada.png CAN 1 3 5 9
9 Flag of the United States.png USA 1 1 1 3
10 Flag of Switzerland.svg SUI 0 2 2 4
10 Flag of Great Britain with border.png GBR 0 2 2 4
12 Flag of Italy.png ITA 0 1 0 1
13 Flag of New Zealand.png NZL 0 0 1 1



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February 25, 2013

France leads medal count after third competition day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

France leads medal count after third competition day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Marie Bochet following her first slalom run
Image: Raystorm.

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel on the course in his first slalom run
Image: Laura Hale.

Yesterday in La Molina, Spain on the third day of competition at the IPC Alpine World Championships, slalom gold medal winning French skiers Marie Bochet and Vincent Gauthier-Manuel assisted in putting France in the medal count lead. This brought the total number medals won by French skiers to eight.

New Zealand, with only two skiers competing, earned its first medal of the competition when Adam Hall won a bronze in yesterday’s slalom event. His teammate Corey Peters finished his first run in the slalom but notched a Did Not Finish (DNF) for his second run and did not rank.

Spain moved down the medal table after their medal favorite, Jon Santacana and guide Miguel Galindo Garcés, failed to finish his second run in the slalom. Other Spanish skiers also failed to perform yesterday with wildcard entry women’s sit-skier Nathalie Carpanedo and men’s sit-skier Óscar Espallargas earning a DNF during their first runs on a day that saw thirty-six skiers earn DNFs on their initial run down the course. Men’s visually impaired skier Gabriel Gorce and guide Arnau Ferrer were disqualified in the first run for missing gate 61. Standing LW2 classified skier Úrsula Pueyo finished ninth and last in her group.

Yesterday was originally scheduled to be a day off for skiers, but the slalom event was cancelled Saturday due to poor conditions. Today is scheduled to be the Super Combined event.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of France.png FRA 4 2 2 8
2 Flag of Austria.png AUT 4 1 2 7
3 Flag of Germany.svg GER 2 4 1 7
4 Flag of Russia.png RUS 2 2 2 6
5 Flag of Slovakia.png SVK 2 1 0 3
6 Flag of Spain.svg ESP 2 0 0 2
7 Flag of the United States.png USA 1 1 1 3
7 Flag of Japan (geometric).png JPN 1 1 1 3
9 Flag of Canada.png CAN 0 2 4 6
10 Flag of Switzerland.svg SUI 0 2 2 4
11 Flag of Great Britain with border.png GBR 0 1 2 3
12 Flag of Italy.png ITA 0 1 0 1
13 Flag of New Zealand.png NZL 0 0 1 1



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February 22, 2013

Austria leads medal count after second day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

Austria leads medal count after second day of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

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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 downhill on Wednesday, with Matthias Lanzinger also making the podium in the bronze medal position. Claudia Lösch earned a gold in the women’s sitting Super-G event. Slacher and Lanzinger went gold/silver yesterday in the men’s standing Super-G to round out Austria’s medal total.

Solene Jambaque of France in the Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain.
Image: Laura Hale.

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 Mitchell Gourley 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 Adam Hall 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 the slalom event after events were cancelled today because of predicted poor weather.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of Austria.png AUT 3 1 1 5
2 Flag of France.png FRA 2 2 2 6
3 Flag of Spain.svg ESP 2 0 0 2
4 Flag of Germany.svg GER 1 2 1 4
5 Flag of Russia.png RUS 1 1 1 3
5 Flag of the United States.png USA 1 1 1 3
7 Flag of Japan (geometric).png JPN 1 0 1 2
8 Flag of Slovakia.png SVK 1 0 0 1
9 Flag of Canada.png CAN 0 2 1 3
10 Flag of Great Britain with border.png GBR 0 1 2 3
10 Flag of Switzerland.svg SUI 0 1 2 3
12 Flag of Italy.png ITA 0 1 0 1



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Second day at IPC Para-alpine World Championships at La Molina delivers surprises

Second day at IPC Para-alpine World Championships at La Molina delivers surprises

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Yesterday in La Molina, Spain at the IPC Alpine World Championships, the Super-G event delivered several surprises — including a major schedule change; the favorite in the women’s visually impaired group failing to medal; one favourite in the women’s sitting group who did not start and another who did not finish; and in the men’s sitting group, a gold medal race won by less than a tenth of a second.

Audio introduction in English of the visually impaired women’s skiers
Audio: LauraHale.

The day started off on a different day than the discipline was originally scheduled for: it was supposed to take place tomorrow instead but the prediction of bad weather led to a date change. In the first event of the morning, the Women Super-G Visually Impaired final, Russian Alexandra Frantseva and guide Pavel Zabotin won the gold. Favourite Henrieta Farkašová from Slovakia, who had won the gold in the downhill yesterday and was quoted as saying her goal was to win five gold medals in these Championships, failed to medal at all in the Super-G. Two Britons completed the women’s visually impaired podium with yesterday’s downhill bronze medalist Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans picking up a silver medal, and Jade Etherington and guide John Clark, the bronze.

In the Super-G Women’s Standing final, Frenchwoman Marie Bochet won the gold, her second so far in these Championships after her victory yesterday in the downhill. Her teammate Solene Jambaque got the silver, and Inga Medvedeva from Russia won the bronze. In the Men’s Visually Impaired final, Jon Santacana and his guide Miguel Galindo successfully defended their title and also won their second gold at the Championships. Chris Williamson and Robin Femy from Canada came in second, adding another silver to the one they won yesterday, and Swiss Hugo Thomas and guide Luana Bergamin won the bronze. Alessandro Daldoss from Italy, who had medaled yesterday, fell down and Did Not Finish.

In the Men’s Standing category, the gold went to Markus Salcher from Austria, also his second in these Championships. The silver went to another Austrian, Matthias Lanzinger, whilst Swiss Michael Bruegger won the bronze.

Claudia Loesch from Austria won the gold in the Women Sitting category, ahead of German Anna Schaffelhuber, silver, and Laurie Stephens from the USA, bronze. One of the favourites, Alana Nichols from the USA, Did Not Start the race, and another, Kimberly Joines from Canada, Did Not Finish it. However, arguably the race of the day was the Men’s Sitting class. Taiki Morii from Japan beat Yohann Taberlet from France by only 0.01 seconds. The bronze went to another Japanese skier, Akira Kano.

Today the skiers are to have a free day, and competition is scheduled to resume on Saturday with the Slalom event.

The podium of the Super G Visually Impaired class. Alexandra Frantseva and guide Pavel Zabotin, gold; Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans, silver; Jade Etherington and guide John Clark, bronze.
Image: Raystorm.

Markus Salcher. 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships award ceremonies.
Image: Raystorm.

Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo celebrating victory.
Image: Raystorm.

Jon Santacana y Miguel Galindo.
Image: Raystorm.

Claudia Loesch, gold; Anna Schaffelhuber, silver; and Laurie Stephens, bronze.
Image: Raystorm.

Spanish World Championship team.
Image: Raystorm.

Taiki Morii celebrating his win by one tenth of a second over Yohann Taberlet, who is not amused.
Image: Raystorm.

Taiki Morii.
Image: Raystorm.

The podium of the Super G Standing class. Marie Bochet, gold; Solene Jambaque, silver; Inga Medvedeva, bronze. 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina Spain.
Image: Raystorm.

Alexandra Frantseva and guide, gold medal at 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina Spain. Super G, visually impaired.
Image: Raystorm.

Hugo Thomas and guide Luana Bergamin. 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships award ceremonies.
Image: Raystorm.

Inga Medvedeva.
Image: Raystorm.

Hugo Thomas and guide Luana Bergamin
Image: Raystorm.

Claudia Loesch, gold; Anna Schaffelhuber, silver; and Laurie Stephens, bronze.
Image: Raystorm.

Yohann Taberlet, silver medal.
Image: Raystorm.

Podium Super G, Standing class. Markus Salcher, gold; Matthias Lanzinger, silver; Michael Bruegger, bronze.
Image: Raystorm.

Michael Bruegger.
Image: Raystorm.

Matthias Lanzinger.
Image: Raystorm.

National flags during a medal presentation.
Image: Raystorm.

National flags during a medal presentation.
Image: Raystorm.

Mitchell Gourley of Australia playing around after his race
Image: LauraHale.

2013 IPC Alpine World Championships award ceremonies. Resort mascots.
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