Winter Paralympics preview: Para alpine skiing day two

Super-G races provided some of the best performances at January's World Championships and now take centre stage on Sunday at Beijing 2022 23 Feb 2022
a male Para alpine skier rounds a gate
Switzerland’s Theo Gmur is the defending Paralympic champion in the men's standing super-G but will face strong rivals in Beijing
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By Aurore Gander | For World Para Snow Sports

The second day of Para alpine skiing at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on Sunday (6 March) with super-G events at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

Here is all you need to know about day two!


The women's vision impaired race kicks off the programme on Sunday with Slovakia's defending champion Henrieta Farkasova targeting her second gold in China after her triumph in the downhill on day one.

It will be Farkasova's fourth participation in the super-G at the Games and she will be in search of her third title. Great Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight will be two of her main rivals in the super-G alongside China's Daqing Zhu and Lillehammer 2021 silver medallist Linda Le Bon from Belgium.

Zhu took China's first-ever Paralympic medal in Para alpine skiing on Saturday finishing in second place in the downhill race followed by Knight in third.  

As his teammate Farkasova, Slovakia’s Jakub Krako will compete in his fourth Paralympic super-G event at Beijing 2022. He will be in a quest for his third back-to-back gold at the Winter Games, and his fourth medal in the super-G. 

France’s world champion Hyacinthe Deleplace will try to repeat the result from Lillehammer in his first Paralympic Games. He took a bronze medal on Saturday in his Games debut in the men's downhill.

Austria’s teenage talent Johannes Aigner and Canada's Mac Marcoux will also be in search of a second medal in Beijing following Aigner's gold and Marcoux's silver on day one.


In the women’s sitting event, all eyes will be on Anna-Lena Forster. After winning the world title at the Lillehammer 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships in January the German is a favourite to the podium finish that eluded her at PyeongChang 2018 when she ended in fourth place.

Chinese duo Liu Sitong and Zhang Wenjing will once again be on Forster’s way hoping to put the host nation back on the podium. Forster took a silver and Sitong a bronze in their first event in Beijing on Saturday in the women's downhill. 

Japan's Momoka Muraoka topped the podium and day one and is among the favourites to gold following her bronze in the super-G at PyeongChang 2018.

In the men’s event, Canada’s Kurt Oatway will be not able to defend his Paralympic gold after his injury while training at Lillehammer 2021 in January. It let the door open to Dutch superstar Jeroen Kampschreur to fight with Norway’s Jesper Pedersen for the Beijing 2022 gold.

Pedersen picked a silver in the downhill on day one at Beijing 2022 on Saturday while Kampschreur had to settle for a disappointing fifth place. 
Keep an eye on Italy’s Rene de Silvestro, who will be aiming to pull a surprise in his first race at the Games after the bronze medal at January's World Championships. 


French superstar Marie Bochet will have to be at her best to defend her back-to-back super-G golds on Sunday. Also a two-time Paralympic champion in downhill, Bochet crashed and did not finish her race on opening day at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

This time she will have to face the experienced Andrea Rothfuss from Germany, who will be keen to transform her silver medal from PyeongChang 2018 into gold. Sweden’s Ebba Aarsjoe missed this event in the World Championships while recovering from COVID-19 but is another medal contender.

Aarsjoe picked a bronze in her first-ever Paralympic race in the women's downhill on Saturday. 

Canada's Mollie Jepsen was the downhill winner and will be keen to keep up the momentum and return to the podium on Sunday. China's Mengqiu Zhang missed the downhill gold by 0.10 and is another podium contender. 

The men’s standing event promises to be one of the highlights of the first Sunday of the Winter Games. 

Switzerland’s Theo Gmur will defend his Paralympic gold medal against the newly crowned world champion Austria’s Markus Salcher, the PyeongChang 2018 bronze medallist. But he will have to beat France’s Arthur Bauchet. on the road to the podium.

The trio already collected medals in China with Bauchet winning the men's downhill standing followed by Salcher and Gmur, respectively.


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