Despite several setbacks, the Australian team has continued in their quest for personal bests and medals at the Sochi Paralympic Games.
Wrap up of the latest events
5 Australian have been competing in the Alpine Skiing events in the last couple of days:
- Melissa Perrin (with guide Andrew Bor)
- Jess Gallagher (with guide Christian Geiger)
- Victoria Pedergast
What's coming up tonight:
Two of the Aussie men will be competing tonight in the 'Super G' (the second and final component of the 'Super Combined' event). The event has had to be staged over two days due to the unfavourable weather for the 'Super G' event. The slalom component has been completed with Toby Kane currently in 5th position with Mitchell Gourley in 6th - going to be a bit of friendly competition between the Aussie team mates!
Tonight is also the semi finals for the Ice Sledge Hockey. I am really looking forward to checking out the games tonight on ABC Grandstand live streaming.
Game 1: Russia v Norway
Game 2: USA v Canada
The winners from each match progressing to the Gold Medal match on the weekend.
Later in the week
The Australian Para Snowboarders Ben Tudhope, Joany Badenhorst and Trent Milton will be taking to the snow. We'll also see Mel and Jess competing in their final event- the giant slalom on Sunday.
Melissa Carlton OAM
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