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Paralympic Sports Discussion Thread

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Dutch 15 year old swimmer Liesette Bruinsma broke the S11 50m freestyle world record yesterday in Dordrecht (NED). Her swimming in S11 means she is blind...what did she get as reward for breaking the WR? A coupon for the local cinema :mumble:

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As I am into horse dressage, I have been taking care of a 10 year old boy named Orlando for the past couple years or so. He is great with disabled riders and used to train with  Sophie Christiansen who won a silver medal a few years ago. Wishing her the best of luck this year, glad to have been part of it even though it was a small one :)

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Russia banned from 2016 Paralympics over state sponsored doping in para sport

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Amazing comeback of Henrieta Farkašová after missing the whole last season she is now back and again at top. just winning the St. Moritz World Cup Giant Slalom,:champion: another win for us also among the mens with Marek Kubačka winning the mens visually impaired Giant slalom as well.

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Six nations win gold in Downhill on Day 1 of the Para Alpine Skiing World Championships

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Six nations (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and USA) won gold in the six Downhill classifications in Tarvisio this morning.

 

In the Women's Visually Impaired Great Britain's Millie Knight won gold, leading home multiple Paralympic champion Henrieta Farkasova from Slovakia, with Eleonor Sana from Belgium winning bronze. But this event was a bittersweet victory for the British team, as Kelly Gallagher suffered serious injuries during her Downhill training run, bringing an early end to her competition.

 

In the women's standing class, ever dominant Marie Bochet won gold for France, with close rival Andrea Ruthfuss having to settle for silver. In a close North American battle for bronze, Canada's Alana Ramsay pipped USA's Stephanie Jallen, sparking a rivalry that is likely to continue in the races to come.

 

Anna Schaffelhuber delivered yet again on the biggest stage, beating Austria's Claudia Loesch by 0.2 seconds to win gold for Germany. As is common in the seated events the Japanese were yet again a strong force, winning bronze through Momoka Muraoka, but she was still some 4 seconds adrift of the top two.

 

In the men's visually impaired Canada's leading man Mac Marcoux continued his success at world championships by winning gold ahead of Yon Santacana of Spain and Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia, with less than a second separating the top 3 the men's visually impaired class will be hotly contested over the coming races.

 

In the men's standing the largest field of all for the speed events was seen, with 18 finishers. However, topping the pile was Austria's Markus Salcher, who led from start to finish in this closely contested category. Canada's Kirk Schornstein won silver with Jeffrey Stuut winning bronze for the Netherlands. But with just 3 seconds separating the top 10 skiers the future races are likely to be very tight.

 

Finally, Andrew Kurka of the USA made up for a spat of 4th place American finishes by winning gold in the sitting event, sending New Zealands Corey Peters and Japan's Akira Kano into silver and bronze medal position.

 

At the end of Day 1 Canada lead the medals table, with 3 medals and 1 gold, with Austria and Germany close behind with both nations on 2 medals and 1 gold. Tomorrow the Super-G events will take place with broadly similar fields, many of the smaller nations and less experienced skiiers will join in the Slalom and Giant Slalom races early next week.

 

 

 

Full Results Here

 

Full replay of all races (original live stream)

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8 minutes ago, uk12points said:

In the Women's Visually Impaired Great Britain's Millie Knight won gold, leading home multiple Paralympic champion Henrieta Farkasova from Slovakia

 

8 minutes ago, uk12points said:

In the men's visually impaired Canada's leading man Mac Marcoux continued his success at world championships by winning gold ahead of Yon Santacana of Spain and Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia, with less than a second separating the top 3 the men's visually impaired class will be hotly contested over the coming races.

 

Good start for our athletes. Looking forward for slalom and GS, hopefully for some golds there :)

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16 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

 

Good start for our athletes. Looking forward for slalom and GS, hopefully for some golds there :)

I would be SHOCKED if Slovakia failed to win a gold off the back of a season of very impressive performances so far. In the women's VI I reckon every race will be close between Knight and Farkasova (if they both finish), I can see Knight with the edge in the speed events and Farkasova in the technical.

 

The men's VI is basically wide open in every event, so you could be 1st or 5th really easily! Hopefully Marek Kubacka can perform well in the technical races and maybe pick up a gold or two!

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First gold :clap: Henrieta Farkašová won the womens VI super G. among mens silver for Jakub Krako :yes still the slalom and GS to come :bounce:

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On 26. 1. 2017 at 15:02, hckosice said:

First gold :clap: Henrieta Farkašová won the womens VI super G. among mens silver for Jakub Krako :yes still the slalom and GS to come :bounce:

 

Fantastic Henrieta won another world championship title :clap: in Alpine Combined this time. I wonder where she store all her medals and trophies :lol: she must have them some millions, 5 time paralympic champion, multiple time word cup winner etc...

 

and to not forget bronze for Jakub Krako in the mens category.

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Henrieta Farkašová is again world champion in Giant Slalom  :bowdown: this women is just wonderful and admirable ...and still her favorite slalom to come

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