Second Day of Alpine Competiton in Korea22 Feb 2009 By IPC
Yesterday, the Giant Slalom race in High 1 Resort, Korea, continued the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships with more excellent achievements from all athletes.
The Women's Visually Impaired category was dominated by Sabine Gasteiger from Austria (with guide Emil Gasteiger) in a time of 2:25.46. Viviane Forest (CAN) with guide Lindsay Debou came in second, followed by Anna Kuliskowa (CZE).
In the Men's Visually Impaired category, Nicola Berenjny from France came in first, while Jakub Krako (SVK) and Juray Dal Maistro (ITA) finished second and third respectively.
Stephanie Victor (USA) won the Women's Sitting category Giant Slalom in a time of 2:26.12 in front of Austrias Claudia Loesch and Tatsuko Aoki from Japan.
The Men's Sitting category saw Takeshi Suzuki and Akira Kano (JPN) finishing first and second, followed by Austrian Andreas Kapfinger.
Lauren Woolstencroft from Canada continued her victory series in the Women's Standing category by also winning the Giant Slalom in a time of 2:13.78. She was followed by Melania Corradini (ITA) and Andrea Rothfuss (GER).
The Men's Standing category saw Gerd Schoenfelder from Germany as the winner for the Giant Slalom, while Robert Meusburger (AUT) and Cameron Rahls-Rahbula from Australia finished the race in second and third place respectively.
With no races today, athletes will have the chance to relax and prepare for the upcoming races next week.