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Men's giant slalom in Yanqing - Jamour miss second medal at Paralympics - sport

Men’s giant slalom in Yanqing – Jamour miss second medal at Paralympics – sport


Théo Gmür missed his second medal in the giant slalom for the disabled in Beijing. In the second round, Al Falizi slipped from third to fifth place.

Gmür did not succeed in the second round as desired. The brake factor in front of a flat section in particular cost him a lot of time. In the end, he was less than bronze by 1.03 seconds.

“I drove headless,” the defending champion said after the race. “After all, this is not a skate school, this is the Paralympic Games.” Ghamr didn’t want to accept the stressful week as an excuse: “It was the same for everyone.”

mysterious record

“When you arrive as a three-time defending champion and leave with a bronze medal, it hurts a little bit,” summed Ghamour, who is not participating in Sunday’s slalom. But in the end it was still bronze and he tried to take the best with him.

The gold medal in the standing category went to Finn Santeri Kiviri, four hundred ahead of first-half leader Thomas Walsh (USA) and Arthur Bouchet (France).

Kristen hit after the first round

Pascal Christine came 17th in the sitting class and according to his own statements the central Swiss national rode the first round with caution and was 21st in the first half for Yang Zhilu (China).

Kochi and Billet are out early

The race is already over for Robin Kochet (standing) and Murat Billet (sitting) after the first round. Cochet swayed after several goals. “Despite the medication, I had severe knee pain,” said a Neuchâtel resident, explaining his mission. He still wants to try to get fit again in Sunday’s slalom.

Pelit was eliminated at the bottom, having already made some time-wasting mistakes. Ticino said he actually felt fine. However, the track was very icy and restless after a lot of drivers.

Pfyl gives waiver

Thomas Pavel (standing) did not start. Schweizer suffers from back pain.

Fourth Aigner Medal

In the blind category, 16-year-old Austrian Johannes Agner won his second gold and fourth medal in the fourth race. The leaders in the two halves were defeated by Giacomo Bertanioli (Italy) and Miroslav Haros (SVK).