Third World Cup gold for Gallagher and Evans
on 14-01-2014 11:22
Great Britain’s Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans secured their third win on the final day of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada, taking gold in Tuesday’s Super-G event.
Coming into this meeting, the pair had just one World Cup victory to their names - a slalom win at last March's World Cup finals. However, the pair now head to the next World Cup event later this week in Copper Mountain, USA, boosted by three wins and a second place finish in Panorama.
The pair, who won World Championship Super-G silver last year, were convincing winners in 1:24.79 to lead home Australian Melissa Perrine and guide Andrew Bor in second (1:25.87) and Russia's world champion Alexandra Frantseva and guide Pavel Zabotin (1:26.77) in third.
Kelly Gallagher said: "We were a little bit nervous at the top in the start gate, but we worked all the way down and it was good fun. We're delighted to have done all these races in Panorama, it's been an amazing set-up and we're excited about the next part of the tour in Copper."
Guide Charlotte Evans added: "It was pretty straight at the bottom so we we're able to let it go. It was quite fun. It was kind of about finding our guts and letting it go because it's just one run today."
The world's leading skiers will now leave Canada and head to the USA for the Copper Mountain World Cup event which gets underway on Friday (17 January). The event will see athletes compete over two disciplines - Slalom and Giant Slalom.