Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics – Women's downhill

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Women's downhill
at the X Paralympic Winter Games
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Paralympic alpine skiing
Venue Whistler Blackcomb
Dates March 13
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Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics
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Combined   men   women
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The women's downhill competition of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics was held at Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler, British Columbia. The competition was scheduled for Saturday, March 13, but was postponed to Thursday, March 18, due to bad weather conditions.[1]

Viviane Forest became the first Paralympian to win a gold in both the Winter and Summer Games, by winning the women's downhill for visually impaired. She had previously won gold in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Paralympics for women's goalball.[2][3]

Visually impaired[edit]

In the downhill visually impaired, the athlete with a visual impairement has a sighted guide.[4] The two skiers are considered a team, and dual medals are awarded.[5]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1 1 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
Canada 1:27.51
2 6 Henrieta Farkasová
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
Slovakia 1:28.17 +0.66
3 2 Danielle Umstead
Guide: Rob Umstead
United States 1:30.18 +2.67
4 4 Sabine Gasteiger
Guide: Stefan Schoner
Austria 1:32.00 +4.49
5 3 Melissa Perrine
Guide: Andrew Bor
Australia 1:33.30 +5.79
6 10 Alexandra Frantseva
Guide: Polina Popova
Russia 1:38.71 +11.20
7 8 Anna Cohi Fornell
Guide: Raquel Garcia Borreguero
Spain 1:45.94 +18.43
8 7 Natasha de Troyer
Guide: Diego van de Voorde
Belgium 1:48.85 +21.34
5 Anna Kuliskova
Guide: Michaela Hubacova
Czech Republic DNF
9 Caitlin Sarubbi
Guide: Gwynn Watkins
United States DNF

Sitting[edit]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1 3 Alana Nichols United States 1:23.31
2 2 Laurie Stephens United States 1:28.26 +6.95
3 1 Claudia Lösch Austria 1:29.89 +6.58
4 6 Stephani Victor United States 1:36.99 +13.68
4 Kuniko Obinata Japan DNF
5 Tatsuko Aoki Japan DNF

Standing[edit]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1 10 Lauren Woolstencroft Canada 1:25.54
2 7 Solène Jambaqué France 1:29.94 +4.40
3 11 Andrea Rothfuß Germany 1:30.58 +5.04
4 3 Melania Corradini Italy 1:30.70 +5.16
5 9 Karolina Wisniewska Canada 1:30.82 +5.28
6 6 Allison Jones United States 1:32.32 +6.78
7 4 Petra Smarzova Slovakia 1:35.23 +9.69
8 1 Marie Bochet France 1:35.58 +10.04
9 8 Andrea Dziewior Canada 1:37.53 +11.99
10 12 Iveta Chlebakova Slovakia 1:37.55 +12.01
11 13 Nathalie Tyack France 1:45.37 +19.83
2 Karin Fasel Switzerland DNS
5 Elitsa Storey United States DNS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alpine Skiing Schedule and Results". The official website of the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Paralympic para-alpine skiing: Canada’s Viviane Forest does the trifecta, wins visually impaired downhill gold", Mike Beamish, March 18, 2010 (Retrieved March 19, 2010)
  3. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Para-alpine star Viviane Forest has potential for huge Games medal haul", John Korobanik, March 11, 2010 (Retrieved March 19, 2010)
  4. ^ OFFICIAL RESULTS / RÉSULTATS OFFICIELS, The Official site for the 2010 Winter Paralympics
  5. ^ Visually impaired skiers put fate in guide's hands, thestar.com, March 13, 2010

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