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Gallagher and Evans secure second victory in Panorama

on 14-01-2014 10:28

Great Britains Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans told their second gold at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada, on Monday (January 13) in the woman’s visually impaired Giant Slalom.

Boosted by victory in Sunday's super combined, the British duo were in stunning form and were fastest in both runs to finish with an overall time of 2:13.28. For the second day in a row, Russian world champion Alexandra Frantseva and guide Pavel Zabotin (2:18.26) had to settle for second place whilst Friday's downhill winner Melissa Perrine of Australia and guide Andrew Bor (2:21.51) took third.

Gallagher's guide Charlotte Evans said: "The first run, I personally was out of control. Kelly was having a great time behind me, but I was struggling.

"That [second] run was a lot better and we made good time. It feels great, it's good fun and we're working extremely hard, so it's starting to pay off and it's nice to see.

"I think we've still got a process of where we're going and what we're doing with it, so we just need to stick with our goals and keep working hard."

The IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama will conclude on Tuesday (14 January) with the super-G before competitors head to Copper Mountain, USA, later this week for the next World Cup event.

In 2015, Panorama will again welcome the world's best para-skiers when it stages the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.

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