Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics

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Alpine skiing
at the X Paralympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Venue Whistler Blackcomb
Dates 13–21 March 2010
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Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics
Alpine skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women
Whistler, Vancouver, the finals of the Alpine skiing.

The alpine skiing competition of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics will be held at Whistler, British Columbia. The events were due to be held between 13 March, and 21 March 2010. Events scheduled for 13 March, however, were postponed due to weather conditions – specifically, low visibility.[1]

In the Women's sitting giant slalom, Alana Nichols of the United States – a Paralympic champion in basketball from Beijing in 2008 – won her first of two skiing gold medals, becoming a rare winter-summer gold medalist. On 18 March, Viviane Forest became the first Canadian athlete to win a gold in both the Winter and Summer Paralympics, 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]

Lauren Woolstencroft sets the gold medal record with 5 gold medals, for most gold medals won by any Winter Paralympian at a single Games.[4]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 7 4 4 15
2  Canada (CAN) 6 4 3 13
3  Slovakia (SVK) 6 2 3 11
4  United States (USA) 3 5 3 11
5  Austria (AUT) 3 4 4 11
6  France (FRA) 1 4 1 6
7  Spain (ESP) 1 2 0 3
7  Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 0 2
9  Japan (JPN) 1 1 5 7
10  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
11  Italy (ITA) 0 2 2 4
12  Australia (AUS) 0 1 3 4
13  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1

Events[edit]

The competition events are:

Each event has separate men's and women's competitions and separate standing, sitting, and visually impaired classifications. Visually impaired skiers compete with the help of a sighted guide. The skier with the visual impairment and the guide are considered a team, and dual medals are awarded.[5]

Women's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
visually
impaired
Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada
1:27.51 Henrieta Farkasova
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
 Slovakia
1:28.17 Danelle Umstead
Guide: Rob Umstead
 United States
1:30.18
sitting Alana Nichols
 United States
1:23.31 Laurie Stephens
 United States
1:28.26 Claudia Lösch
 Austria
1:29.89
standing Lauren Woolstencroft
 Canada
1:25.54 Solène Jambaqué
 France
1:29.94 Andrea Rothfuß
 Germany
1:30.58
Super-G
details
visually
impaired
Henrieta Farkasova
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
 Slovakia
1:33.81 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada
1:37.54 Anna Kuliskova
Guide: Michaela Hubacova
 Czech Republic
1:38.02
sitting Claudia Lösch
 Austria
1:33.89 Alana Nichols
 United States
1:36.68 Anna Schaffelhuber
 Germany
1:38.25
standing Lauren Woolstencroft
 Canada
1:26.46 Melania Corradini
 Italy
1:31.92 Andrea Rothfuß
 Germany
1:32.47
Giant slalom
details
visually
impaired
Henrieta Farkasova
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
 Slovakia
2:56.65 Sabine Gasteiger
Guide: Stefan Schoner
 Austria
3:02.18 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada
3:11.17
sitting Alana Nichols
 United States
2:57.57 Stephani Victor
 United States
3:01.78 Kuniko Obinata
 Japan
3:08.71
standing Lauren Woolstencroft
 Canada
2:34.03 Andrea Rothfuß
 Germany
2:41.60 Petra Smarzova
 Slovakia
2:41.63
Slalom
details
visually
impaired
Sabine Gasteiger
Guide: Stefan Schoner
 Austria
2:00.56 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada
2:01.45 Jessica Gallagher
Guide: Eric Bickerton
 Australia
2:04.35
sitting Claudia Lösch
 Austria
2:12.05 Stephani Victor
 United States
2:12.63 Kuniko Obinata
 Japan
2:18.60
standing Lauren Woolstencroft
 Canada
1:51.97 Andrea Rothfuß
 Germany
1:58.35 Karolina Wisniewska
 Canada
1:58.84
Super Combined
details
visually
impaired
Henrieta Farkasova
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
 Slovakia
2:34.61 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada
2:35.94 Danelle Umstead
Guide: Rob Umstead
 United States
2:48.75
sitting Stephani Victor
 United States
2:40.71 Claudia Lösch
 Austria
2:44.28 Alana Nichols
 United States
2:47.54
standing Lauren Woolstencroft
 Canada
2:22.67 Solène Jambaqué
 France
2:34.82 Karolina Wisniewska
 Canada
2:35.47

Men's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
visually
impaired
Jon Santacana Maiztegui
Guide: Miguel Galindo Garces
 Spain
1:18.23 Mark Bathum
Guide: Slater Storey
 United States
1:18.63 Gerd Gradwohl
Guide: Karl-Heinz Vachenauer
 Germany
1:20.40
sitting Christoph Kunz
 Switzerland
1:18.19 Taiki Morii
 Japan
1:18.63 Akira Kano
 Japan
1:19.19
standing Gerd Schönfelder
 Germany
1:20.80 Marty Mayberry
 Australia
Michael Brugger
 Switzerland
1:22.78
Super-G
details
visually
impaired
Nicolas Berejny
Guide: Sophie Troc
 France
1:21.55 Jakub Krako
Guide: Juraj Medera
 Slovakia
1:21.71 Miroslav Haraus
Guide: Martin Makovnik
 Slovakia
1:22.75
sitting Akira Kano
 Japan
1:19.98 Martin Braxenthaler
 Germany
1:20.63 Taiki Morii
 Japan
1:20.98
standing Gerd Schönfelder
 Germany
1:20.11 Vincent Gauthier-Manuel
 France
1:21.24 Hubert Mandl
 Austria
1:21.97
Giant slalom
details
visually
impaired
Jakub Krako
Guide: Juraj Medera
 Slovakia
2:41.99 Jon Santacana Maiztegui
Guide: Miguel Galindo Garces
 Spain
2:42.20 Gianmaria dal Maistro
Guide: Tommaso Balasso
 Italy
2:44.25
sitting Martin Braxenthaler
 Germany
2:37.40 Christoph Kunz
 Switzerland
2:40.35 Takeshi Suzuki
 Japan
2:45.61
standing Gerd Schönfelder
 Germany
2:23.92 Robert Meusburger
 Austria
2:26.08 Vincent Gauthier-Manuel
 France
2:26.33
Slalom
details
visually
impaired
Jakub Krako
Guide: Juraj Medera
 Slovakia
1:45.82 Jon Santacana Maiztegui
Guide: Miguel Galindo Garces
 Spain
1:46.91 Gianmaria dal Maistro
Guide: Tommaso Balasso
 Italy
1:48.32
sitting Martin Braxenthaler
 Germany
1:41.63 Josh Dueck
 Canada
1:46.29 Philipp Bonadimann
 Austria
1:46.34
standing Adam Hall
 New Zealand
1:45.40 Gerd Schönfelder
 Germany
1:45.97 Cameron Rahles-Rahbula
 Australia
1:47.69
Super Combined
details
visually
impaired
Jakub Krako
Guide: Juraj Medera
 Slovakia
2:14.61 Gianmaria dal Maistro
Guide: Tommaso Balasso
 Italy
2:16.18 Miroslav Haraus
Guide: Martin Makovnik
 Slovakia
2:16.31
sitting Martin Braxenthaler
 Germany
2:10.16 Jürgen Egle
 Austria
2:12.80 Philipp Bonadimann
 Austria
2:12.96
standing Gerd Schönfelder
 Germany
2:11.84 Vincent Gauthier-Manuel
 France
2:12.04 Cameron Rahles-Rahbula
 Australia
2:13.85

Competition Schedule[edit]

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Day Date Start Event
Day 2 Sat 13 Mar, 11:30 Downhill Men & Women (all classes)
Day 3 Sun 14 Mar, 11:30 Super-G Men & Women (Standing)
Day 4 Mon 15 Mar, 11:30 Super-G Men & Women (Sitting & Visually Impaired)
Day 5 Tue 16 Mar, 9:30 Super Combined Men & Women (all classes)
13:00
Day 7 Thu 18 Mar, 10:00 Giant Slalom Men & Women (Standing)
13:00
Day 8 Fri 19 Mar, 10:00 Giant Slalom Men & Women (Sitting & Visually Impaired)
13:00
Day 9 Sat 20 Mar, 10:00 Slalom Men & Women (Standing)
13:00
Day 10 Sun 21 Mar, 10:00 Slalom Men & Women (Sitting & Visually Impaired)
13:00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vancouver 2010 revises Paralympic alpine event schedule due to forecasted weather conditions; tickets valid for date on ticket", Vancouver 2010 official website, 13 March 2010
  2. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Paralympic para-alpine skiing: Canada’s Viviane Forest does the trifecta, wins visually impaired downhill gold", Mike Beamish, 18 March 2010 (Retrieved 19 March 2010)
  3. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Para-alpine star Viviane Forest has potential for huge Games medal haul", John Korobanik, 11 March 2010 (Retrieved 19 March 2010)
  4. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Woolstencroft wins fifth gold medal", CanWest News Service, 21 March 2010 (Retrieved 21 March 2010)
  5. ^ Visually impaired skiers put fate in guide's hands, thestar.com, 13 March 2010