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

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Women's downhill
at the X Paralympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Venue Whistler Blackcomb
Dates March 13
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2014
Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics
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Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

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
1st, gold medalist(s) 1 Viviane Forest
Guide: Lindsay Debou
 Canada 1:27.51
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Henrieta Farkašová
Guide: Natalia Subrtova
 Slovakia 1:28.17 +0.66
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Alana Nichols  United States 1:23.31
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 Laurie Stephens  United States 1:28.26 +6.95
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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
1st, gold medalist(s) 10 Lauren Woolstencroft  Canada 1:25.54
2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 Solène Jambaqué  France 1:29.94 +4.40
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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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