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Belgians Marie-Morgane Dessart and Eléonor Sana compete at 2015 IPCAS Level Rinn

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Two photos. Skiers posing on top.  Visually impaired skiers on medal podium on second.

Belgians Marie-Morgane Dessart and Eléonor Sana. Image credit: LHF – Ligue Handisport Francophone

With the 2015 IPCAS Level Rinn having gotten underway yesterday in Austria, Belgian skiers Marie-Morgane Dessart and Eléonor Sana have finished their slalom runs with Sana finishing third and a time of 1:25:35, and Dessart being disqualified after missing the gate at 25.

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Prior to the competition, both skiers were classified as B3 skiers, meaning that according to the IPC, they have ” visual acuity above 20/60 up to visual acuity of 6/60 and/or visual field of more than 5 degrees and less than 20 degrees.”  They use guide skiers to compete.

 

Marie-Morgane Dessart was back in action for the start of year.  Last year, she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2014 Winter Paralympics after a qualifying event she needed was canceled. Eléonor Sana, who skis with guide Chloé Sana, was also back in action in the new year after having a busy end of year.  Sana and Dessart had both competed and notched finishes at the  2014 IPCAS Landgraaf.

 

The slalom course  had a start altitude 1019 meters, with a drop of 81 meters. The course included 37 gates.

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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