Sport Perrine wins bronze in para-alpine skiing

14:35  13 march  2018
14:35  13 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

Peters to lead NZ team at Pyeonchang Winter Paralympics

  Peters to lead NZ team at Pyeonchang Winter Paralympics Paralympian Corey Peters will lead the New Zealand team into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium this evening at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea tonight. 670 Para athletes from 45 countries will compete in six Para sports.New Zealand has three athletes competing - Peters in the sit ski events, Adam Hall in the standing ski events and snowboarder Carly Murphy.New Zealand is targeting two medals at the Games.Peters, 34, from New Plymouth is ranked 3rd and 8th in the world for Men's Super-G Sitting and Downhill Sitting.

Australian Melissa Perrine (R) won bronze in the Winter Paralympics vision-impaired super-combined. The alpine skier on Tuesday claimed bronze in the vision-impaired super-combine, Australia's second medal of the Games.

"I told her she should have skied faster in the first run." Perrine , who has congenital vision-impairments and manages epilepsy, produced the fastest slalom time (55.32 secs) in the 11-woman field. Winter Paralympics: Australian alpine skier Melissa Perrine wins bronze in super-combined.

Australian alpine skier Melissa Perrine has claimed a super-combined bronze medal at the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang.© REUTERS/Paul Hanna Australian alpine skier Melissa Perrine has claimed a super-combined bronze medal at the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang. After two disappointments, a bout of illness and a frustrating wait, Melissa Perrine's promising PyeongChang campaign has led to her first Winter Paralympics medal.

The alpine skier on Tuesday claimed bronze in the vision-impaired super-combine, Australia's second medal of the Games.

The 30-year-old sat 5.66 seconds (factored) behind in sixth after the super-G stage of the race but produced a clinical slalom run to shave off the required time to reach the podium.

Para snowboarder not spooked to go again

  Para snowboarder not spooked to go again Joany Badenhorst is contemplating taking on a third Winter Paralympics despite suffering serious injuries at the 11th hour in PyeongChang and Sochi.Twice now Badenhorst has arrived in the Athletes Village with high hopes of a medal only to be denied the chance of competing after severely injuring herself in training crashes on the Paralympic course.

The alpine skier on Tuesday claimed bronze in the vision-impaired super-combine, Australia's second medal of the Games. "I told her she should have skied faster in the first run." Perrine , who has congenital vision-impairments and manages epilepsy, produced the fastest slalom time (55.32 secs)

The alpine skier on Tuesday claimed bronze in the vision-impaired super-combine, Australia's second medal of the Games. "I told her she should have skied faster in the first run." Perrine , who has congenital vision-impairments and manages epilepsy, produced the fastest slalom time (55.32 secs)

The third skier to finish, she was in gold medal position for most of the second stage before Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia and Great Britain's Menna FitzPatrick overtook her on the final two runs to win gold and silver respectively.

The tension to see if she had hung on was almost too much for Perrine.

"She was nervous, saying how much she hated this," coach and sighted guide Christian Geiger said.

"I told her she should have skied faster in the first run."

PyeongChang paralympians' 'logic-defying' feats

  PyeongChang paralympians' 'logic-defying' feats Nine days of sporting heroics wrapped up Sunday in PyeongChang with spectacular closing ceremony festivities befitting a record-setting Winter Paralympic Games that saw an unprecedented 567 athletes compete and more than 340,000 tickets sold. © Provided by France 24 EN Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC/AFP | Netherlands’ Anna Jochemsen competes in the Standing Women’s Super-G in Alpine Skiing at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang on March 11, 2018.

Australia's Melissa Perrine claims a bronze medal in visually-impaired alpine skiing at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

>Related Story: Para -snowboarder Simon Patmore wins Australia's first gold at Winter Paralympics. Alpine skier Melissa Perrine has won bronze at the Winter Paralympics in the vision-impaired super-combined Topics: sport, paralympics, winter-sports, alpine - skiing , korea-republic-of, australia.

Perrine, who has congenital vision-impairments and manages epilepsy, produced the fastest slalom time (55.32 secs) in the 11-woman field.

It's her first medal in three Games, following promising results at Vancouver 2010 with a series of non-finishes in Sochi four years ago.

Her form leading to the Games was excellent, claiming medals in her previous four World Cup events.

But she registered fifth placings in the downhill and super-G on the first two days of competition, the latter achieved while battling illness.

"The start of the day I felt about a million times better than I did at the start of the super-G," Perrine said.

"I knew I was in a good place physically and I knew, seeing the course this morning, it was a course suited me a little bit more.

"I was able to put together a good run. I've just been content all day and it's just turned into a bit of elation basically.

"Throughout my career I think I've experienced every high and every low that you can get up until now. And this is a massive high."

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

  G-whiz: Rising temperatures take their toll in Paralympic super-G competition 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. 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.“It was a bit wild from the very get go,” Gourley said.“I didn’t quite execute on the bottom (of the run).

The para - alpine skier and her sighted guide Christian Geiger won bronze in the vision-impaired super-combined on Tuesday. 'Believe - Melissa Perrine , Para - alpine Skiing ' - Video by the Australian Paralympic Committee (January 18, 2018).

Melissa Perrine (born 21 February 1988) is a B2 classified visually impaired Para - alpine skier from Australia. At the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, she won three gold, one silver and one bronze medals.

Geiger, who led Jess Gallagher to bronze in the giant slalom in Sochi, said Perrine had overcome a lot.

"I'm just incredibly proud of her," he said.

"The other day in super-G, when she was in a really bad place and I was thinking about pulling her.

"Beyond proud of everything she's been through in life and everything she's done and the last four years, how hard she's work.

"Could not be happier."

Perrine's result comes a day after Simon Patmore won gold in the snowboard cross to already ensure the Australian team eclipsed their performance in Sochi where they claimed two bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Australian Mitch Gourley was unable to make the most of being in bronze position after his super-G run, finishing fifth.

Mark Soyer (men's sitting) recorded a DNF on his second run, while Jonty O'Callaghan (men's standing) and Sam Tait (men's sitting) failed to finish their first runs.

Tori Pendergast (women's sitting) pulled out of the slalom component to due illness.

'They're having to handle her with kid gloves': The Project producers 'fear Carrie Bickmore is ready to QUIT the Channel Ten show over mounting tensions with Lisa Wilkinson' .
She's the Gold Logie winner who has been the face of The Project since its debut on Network Ten in 2009. And despite both women denying any issues, there are rumours Carrie Bickmore may be getting ready to leave the panel over 'tensions' with new hire Lisa Wilkinson.New Idea reported on Monday that the show's producers are now having to handle Carrie with 'kid gloves' over fears she will jump ship.'They are having to handle Carrie with kid gloves as they don't want the worst outcome - i.e that she spits the dummy and walks,' an unnamed source told the publication.© Instagram Carrie Bickmore.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!