15 December 2018
Fitzpatrick adds silver lining in St Moritz
Paralympic champion Menna Fitzpatrick rounded off Great Britain’s medal haul at the World Para Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in St Moritz with silver in the women’s slalom vision impaired.
The 20-year-old, who won four medals at the PyeongChang Games earlier this year, including gold in the women’s slalom event, racked up GB’s fourth medal of the second Europa Cup event of the season in Switzerland.
Britain’s most successful winter Paralympian, Fitzpatrick was second in both of her runs on Saturday, coming home in 1:07.88 in the first race of the day, finishing narrowly behind Australia’s Melissa Perrine (1:07.05) as compatriot Kelly Gallagher failed to finish.
In the second race of the day, Fitzpatrick (55.97) was then narrowly edged out by Germany’s Noemi Ewa Ristau (55.49), who took the gold medal by a whisker, 0.02 seconds the difference.
Elsewhere, Neil Simpson failed to make the leaderboard in the men’s slalom vision impaired.
Fitzpatrick’s silver was her second medal of the competition, adding to a single bronze in the giant slalom vision impaired and Gallagher’s double gold in the same event.
With an overall time of 1:57.30 on Friday, Gallagher comfortably saw off the challenge of Australian Perrine (2:02.42) to claim her second giant slalom gold in St Moritz.
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