6 February 2019
Fitzpatrick continues stellar form with double World Cup medal
Menna Fitzpatrick picked up where she left off at the World Para Alpine Championships by clinching World Cup gold and silver in Veysonnaz.
Fresh off winning two golds, two silvers and a bronze at the World Champs in Sella Nevea/Kranjska Gora last week, ParalympicsGB’s most-decorated Winter Paralympian impressed in the super-G to enjoy further success.
Alongside guide Jen Kehoe, she clocked a time of 1:20.18 minutes in the morning’s first race in the Swiss Alps, which was good enough to beat Australia’s Melissa Perrine by 1.65 seconds for gold.
The afternoon’s second race gave Fitzpatrick the opportunity for double gold but to their credit, Perrine and guide Bobbi Kelly laid down an impressive time of 1:19.64, which the Brit was unable to match – crossing the line 0.12 seconds slower.
It was still an impressive gold-silver haul for the quadruple Paralympic medallist and she will renew her rivalry with the Australians in Thursday’s third and final super-G race of the week, before the giant slalom takes centre stage over the weekend.
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