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Austria wins friendly team competition at end of 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships

The IPC Alpine World Championships wrapped up yesterday in La MolinaSpain with a friendly, non-medal counting team event won by Austria. The winner was tabulated based on the fastest score for a visually impaired skier on the team, a female skier on the team, and a male skier on the team. The Austrian team included Markus Salcher, Roman Rabl, and Claudia Loesch for times counted, with Philipp Bonadimann, Thomas Grochar, and Martin Wuerz also competing. The team event included ten teams representing eight countries, with the United States and Canada having two teams each and 54 skiers competing.

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The United States team 1 came in second with Tyler Walker, Mark Bathum, and Alana Nichols times counting, and Heath Calhoun, Ralph Green, and Allison Jones also belonging to the team. Russia came in third with Ivan Frantseva, Alexandr Alyabyev, and Mariya Papulova having their scores counted. Hosts Spain finished last with Jon SantacanaÓscar Espallargas, and Úrsula Pueyo having their times counting, and Gabriel Gorce and Nathalie Carpanedo also members of the Spanish team.

The next major competition ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics is the test event in Sochi, Russia in March of this year.

Thomas Grochar on his run
Image: Laura Hale.
Solene Jambaque of France on her run
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Marie Bochet, five IPC Alpine World Championships gold medal winning skiing, on her run
Image: Laura Hale.
Canadian visually impaired skier Viviane Forest and Chloe and her guide Lauzon-Gauthier on their run
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Austrian skier Roman Rabl
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Gabriel Gorce and his guide on their run for Spain
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Visually impaired Canadian skier Mac Marcoux and guide BJ Marcoux experience problems on their run
Image: Laura Hale.
Stephani Victor skis for Team USA 2
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Martin France skis for Slovakia
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Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo ski for Spain
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Braydon Luscombe of Canada
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Allison Jones of the United States for Team USA 1
Image: Laura Hale.
Fredric Francois of France
Image: Laura Hale.

 

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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