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Gallagher claims third medal at 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

Kelly Gallagher - Vancouver 2010

on 25-02-2013 17:00

Kelly Gallagher claimed her third medal of the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships on Monday, as she claimed silver in the Super Combined, a discipline that combines one speed and one technical event.

In the morning, skiers competed in the Giant Slalom before the afternoon's slalom event decided the eventual medallists.

Competing in the women's visually impaired class, Gallagher, alongside guide Charlotte Evans, recorded a time of 1:58.21, behind Russia's Alexandra Frantseva who took gold with a time of 1:56.21.

They add this to the silver and bronze that they have already won on the slopes of La Molina.

In the men's Super Combined, Micky Brennan secured a 9th place finish. He said: "In the Super-G I made a couple of mistakes which cost me time, then in the slalom I had too much to do. It's tough in the icy conditions out there, but I put in a decent time so it proves that I can do it."

At the close of competition on day four, France lead the medals table with eight medals made up of four gold, two silver and two bronze.

The 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain, will run through to Wednesday. On Tuesday, skiers will compete in the final individual event, the giant slalom, before competition closes on Wednesday with the team event.

Nearly 120 skiers from 28 nations are competing in the event which is the last major international Championships ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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