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Gallagher and Evans secure first World Cup victory of season

on 13-01-2014 16:30

Sochi 2014 hopefuls Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans secured their first World Cup victory of the season at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada.

The duo, competing in the visually impaired Super Combined, recorded impressive times to take gold ahead of the Russian World Champion Alexandra Frantseva

The British pair (2:01.35) were fastest in both the Downhill (1:23.74) and Slalom (43.61) to finish well ahead of Frantseva and guide Pavel Zabotin (2:13.68) in second. Danelle Umstead and guide Robert Umstead of USA (2:26.11) completed the podium.

"Charlotte and I worked really well together today. We had a lot of fun and it's just training for the big event," said Gallagher who is hoping to be selected to compete for ParalympicsGB at Sochi 2014.

"Charlotte and I worked really well together today."Kelly Gallagher

Due to heavy snow on Saturday, the Super Combined races were delayed for 24 hours at the resort that will stage the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.

Competition at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama will continue on Monday (13 January) with the super-G events. On Tuesday, the final day of competition, will see skiers compete in the giant slalom.

Around 70 skiers from 13 countries are competing in Panorama, one of the last major events ahead of March's Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Later this week athletes will head to Copper Mountain, USA, for the fifth World Cup event of the season.


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