Paralympic Winter Games
9-18 March

PyeongChang 2018: Alpine skiing flash quotes day 5

Athletes' reaction to six medal events in giant slalom on Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
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Momoka Muraoka competes during the Alpine Skiing Sitting Women’s Giant Slalom run 2

Sitting skier competing

ⒸJoel Marklund for OIS

Henrieta FARKASOVA (SVK) - gold - women's giant slalom vision impaired

"We had two great runs with just small mistakes here and there. We skied smoothly, solid runs, golden runs actually."

Natalia Subrtova, guide (SVK) - gold - women's giant slalom vision impaired

"We complement each other really well, what I am trying to do as a guide is always show her technique-wise when we are going down and comment on her technique as well. I want to set good example for her to follow.

"And it's working for us."

Menna Fitzpatrick (GBR) - silver - women's giant slalom vision impaired

"We reviewed the first run and there were a few sections where I was just a bit hard on the edges which slowed us down a little bit. But on that run I was going for it and stuck in right behind Jen [Kehoe, guide] making her work for once."

Marie Bochet (FRA) - gold - women's giant slalom standing

"It is a very important gold medal. I needed to win today for my confidence, for the next stage of my career. I needed to win today because I proved I can come back after a big crash.

"I needed to prove to me and prove to others.

"I think it is the best gold medal, but maybe I can't say that because when you have a new one you forget the other ones. It is a very cool medal because it's a real medal. I skied well and I felt good. It's not a half one."

Andrea Rothfuss (GER) - silver - women's giant slalom stannding

"Four starts, four silvers: that's really awesome. I didn't expect that at the Opening Ceremony.

"I was struggling with the speed races before I came here, so the two silvers in super-G and downhill were a big surprise.

"I am really consistent, always second."

Claudia Loesch (AUT) - bronze - women's giant slalom sitting

"It's another medal but I am not entirely satisfied how I skied today, especially in the first run. I was way too passive, not aggressive enough. The second run was better.

"My performance was OK. The medal is nice but somehow it's not coming together as I wanted it to. I have very mixed feelings."