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World Cup Tignes super-G races canceled

Alpine skiing pictogram. Alpine skiing pictogram. Image credit: Parutakupiu
two pics, one with good weather and one with bad

World Cup Tignes snow conditions before and after. Image credit: IPC Alpine Skiing

The  super-G races at the World Cup Tignes were canceled today because of bad weather.



The downhill race took place yesterday after having orginally been scheduled for Tuesday with Marie Bochet, Markus Salcher, Mac MarcouxClaudia Lösch, Danelle Umstead, Akira Kano, Frederic Francois and Mark Bathum all on the slopes. Bochet came away with gold  in the women’s standing downhill after finishing first in both races, while Andrea Rothfuss finished second and Dutch skier Anna Jochemsen finished third. In the first downhill race, Austrian skier Salcher won the men’s standing downhill, while  Switzerland’s Thomas Pfyl finished second and and Russian Alexey Bugaev finished third.  The downhill was the first time the discpline appeared on the IPC World Cup program this year.


For many racers in Tignes, the competition is a warmup for the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, Canada scheduled to take place from  February 28 to March 10.

Laura Hale
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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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