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Sport G-whiz: Rising temperatures take their toll in Paralympic super-G competition

22:42  11 march  2018
22:42  11 march  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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Rising temperatures on the downhill ski course were not kind to Australians in the super - G events, with three competitors registering a did-not-finish. “Probably the best I’ve ever skied in the Paralympics was yesterday, so I take a lot of heart from that.”

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Rising temperatures on the downhill ski course were not kind to Australians in the super-G events on Sunday, with half of the green and gold contingent registering a did-not-finish.

On top of that, one of Australia’s leading medal hopes, visually impaired skier Melissa Perrine, again finished fifth in the second of her five alpine events.

Standing skier Mitch Gourley had to settle for a 12th-placed finish but the Australian team co-captain said he skied better in his opening downhill event on day one, despite coming away with a DNF.

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“It was a bit wild from the very get go,” Gourley said.

“I didn’t quite execute on the bottom (of the run). Sometime to take heart out of was I was actually still right in there with three quarters of the way down.

“Probably the best I’ve ever skied in the Paralympics was yesterday, so I take a lot of heart from that.”

Teammate Jonty O’Callaghan crashed out in the same event.

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Edged out: Melissa Perrine competes in the women's downhill event.© AAP Edged out: Melissa Perrine competes in the women's downhill event. “I came down off the first roll and was in a pretty good position,” he said.

“But when I’d gone through the first pitch I hit a bump and fell inside, hit the ground and slid out.

“You could blame the conditions but at the end of the day everyone has the same conditions and I just couldn’t ski as well as I’d like to think I could.”

On a day under bright blue skies and with the temperature edging up to eight degrees Celsius, 20 of the 133 competitors who set off down the super-G course failed to finish.

For sitting skier Tori Pendergast, she missed a gate midway through her run and didn’t record a finishing time.

“I tried to go for it as much as I could, especially with that course as there’s a lot of swing to it,” said the 27-year-old.

“I came over the roll and then just hit a bump, which shot my ski out in a bit of different direction than I wanted to go.

“Unfortunately that just made me miss the gate.”

In the men’s sitting class, Mark Soyer finished 16th and Paralympic debutant Sam Tait didn’t complete the course, along with nine other competitors in that event.

Tait, a paraplegic after a motorcycle accident four years ago, crashed out on the third turn.

“(I) just didn't have enough line and got super late into that next turn and couldn't make the gate,” Tait said.

“Finishing yesterday (11th in the downhill) definitely gave me a lot of confidence. I was in a very good mind frame coming out of the start gate. I just didn't quite get that one turn right and you can't really recover going that fast.

“I think experience comes into play a little bit. You've got the guys who win, they know their lines. They know what they can get away with.”

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