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South Korean Jae Rim Yang finishes fifth at IPC Alpine World Championships


Jae Rim Yang of Korea. 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships at La Molina in Spain. Day 3 of competition. Slalom final. Image: Raystorm.

Yang hugging her guide following their first run Image: Raystorm.


Earlier today, vision impaired South Korean skier Jae Rim Yang and her guide Soungmii Park finished fifth in the women’s vision impaired slalom event with a combined time of 2:24.47 for both runs at IPC Alpine World Championships in La MolinaSpain. The finish was the best by a South Korean skier following three full days of competition.

The other South Korean skier who finished today was Chi Won Lee, who finished ninth in the men’s sitting slalom group. Both Yang and Lee finished last in their respective groups on a day that saw thirty-six skiers not finishing their first runs and another eleven disqualified following their first runs, and another fifteen skiers who earned did not finishes following their second runs. This group included South Korean men’s sit skier Jong Seork Park who did not finish his first run. The slalom event was held today after being canceled early yesterday after some skiers had already skied down the mountain.

Other South Korean finishes at the IPC Alpine World Championships include an eighteenth place finish by Park in the men’s sitting downhill, and a twenty-fourth place finish by Park in the men’s sitting Super-G.

The IPC Alpine World Championships are scheduled to continue tomorrow.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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