10 February 2019
Fitzpatrick completes perfect week with fourth gold
Menna Fitzpatrick signed off in style from Veysonnaz with a fourth gold medal of an incredible week at the Para Alpine Skiing World Cup.
The 20-year-old, along with guide Jen Kehoe, edged out Australia’s Melissa Perrine by just over half a second in the giant slalom to pick up her fifth medal of the week.
Following two super-G wins, as well as a silver, and another giant slalom gold on Saturday, Fitzpatrick arrived full of confidence for the first run – where she clocked 1:05.12mins.
That was 1.09s faster than Perrine and gave the four-time Winter Paralympic medallist a healthy cushion going into the second run.
Perrine, a four-time world champion, was always going to put the pressure on and she did that with an improved second run of 1:05.96 – setting an overall time of 2:12.17.
But Fitzpatrick had enough in hand and clocked 1:06.50 to set an overall time of 2:11.62, seeing off the Australian by 0.55s.
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