USA dominate Maribor snowboard cross World Cup15.03.2013
USA’s Mike Shea and the Netherlands’ Bibian Mentel won the lower limb impairment classes of the 2013 IPCAS Snowboard Cross World Cup (Maribor).
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Snowboard will make its Paralympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
The USA dominated the IPCAS Snowboard Cross World Cup (Maribor) on Saturday (9 March), taking six medals.
In the men’s lower limb impairment category, the nation had a clean sweep of the medals. Despite a disappointing second run, USA’s Mike Shea had the fastest time on his first and third runs, to take gold in 2:55.93. His teammate Keith Gabel was just behind finishing in 2:57.56 and Evan Strong, who won the test event in Sochi a few days prior, came third in 2:58.47.
The USA also took gold in the men’s upper-limb impairment group, as Marc Dervaes finished in 3:19.87. It was a close call, however, with Italy’s David Preziosi who had the fastest second run and finished in 3:23.20 to win silver. Spain’s Adrian Garcia Fresneda was third in 3:29.87.
In the women’s races, USA’s Amy Purdy (3:41.25) and Heidi Jo Duce (4:09.71) took silver and bronze, respectively. But the race was dominated by the Netherlands’ Bibian Mentel who won in 3:06.25.
Italy’s Sara Dorigatti was the only athlete to compete in the women’s upper-limb impairment class, finishing in 4:59.17.
The IPCAS Snowboard Cross World Cup moves on to the Big White resort in Canada on 25 March.