Teenagers continued to excel at the Para Alpine World Cup in St. Moritz with three claiming big wins in the final day of competition. Thursday saw the second of the slalom runs to wrap up what had been an enthralling week of competition.
In the men’s sitting, Jeroen Kampschreur had his first ever World Cup win as he made light work of the event. Kampschreur managed to win the first run by over a second which allowed him to easily hold on for the win. Japanese skier Taki Morii finished second with German Georg Kreiter finishing third, allowing him to appear on a podium at every event in St. Moritz, a full four.
Millie Knight (Guide, Brett Wild) continued her phenomenal start to the season claiming the women’s visually impaired. That was her fourth podium of the week as she beat out Slovakian Henrietta Farkasova (Guide, Natalia Subrtova) and Australian Melissa Perrine (Guide, Andrew Bor) who completed the podium.
The men’s visually impaired was won by the thinnest possible margin as Giacomo Bertagnolli (Guide, Fabrizio Cazal) beat out Slovenian Miroslav Haraus (Guide, Maros Hudik) by just 0.01 second. Polish skier Maciej Krezel rounded out the podium, Haraus can take some comfort in the fact that he leads the World Cup standings.
Andrea Rothfuss of Germany won her third crown in St.Moritz as she claimed the women’s standing. Rothfuss is cruising to the World Cup title after yet another win as she beat out Slovakian Petra Smarzova and Holland’s Anna Jochemsen.
The good run for Germany continued in the women’s sitting which was claimed by Anna Schaffelhuber. She just edged out team mate Anna-Lena Forster who beat her just one day earlier, while Japanese skier Momoka Muraoka.
The final event of the day saw Austrian Thomas Grochar go one better and win the men’s standing as part of an Austrian double. Grochar just beat team mate Martin Wuerz by 0.15 seconds with Finish skier Santeri Kiiveri rounding out the podium.