World Champs slalom postponed due to high winds

Slalom rescheduled for Sunday morning starting at 9:30 CET 23 Feb 2013
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Andrea Rothfuss during downhill training

Germany's Andrea Rothfuss will challenge France's Marie Bochet for a spot on the podium at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

ⒸMarcus Hartmann

Due to high winds in La Molina, Spain at the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, Saturday's (23 February) slalom event has been postponed until Sunday.

Racing had got underway as expected at 9:30 CET with the women's visually impaired class. All racers completed the course despite the conditions however, during the women's standing class the weather deteriorated to such an extent that competition was temporarily suspended. It was hoped that the strong winds that were blowing up the slope making it difficult for skiers to see would die down.

They did not and therefore organisers decided to cancel competition for the day.

All six slalom races have been rescheduled for Sunday (24 February) which was supposed to be a rest day for all athletes.

Conditions permitting, the racing will start at 9:30 CET and will involve 116 competitors.

After two days of competition and 12 medal events at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships - the downhill and super-G - Austria leads the medals table with five medals, three of which are gold.

The 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain will run through to 27 February.

Nearly 120 skiers from 28 will compete in the event which is the last major international Championships ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

For more information on the event including live results, please visit: www.ipcalpineskiingworlds.org.

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