Para Snowsports UK (PSUK) Ladies impress in St. Moritz

Written by DSUK

It was a fantastic weekend for ParaSnowsportUK (PSUK) in Switzerland with some brilliant performances, particularly for Visually Impaired athlete Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe. The pair won both of their World Cup slalom races in impressive fashion beating off the competition by 3.41 seconds in the first race on Saturday and by over 7 seconds on Sunday. A feat made even more impressive by the fact that it was the first World Cup they have raced in as a pair. Menna and Jen have now won and amazing 7 golds and 4 silvers already this season and the pair will be looking to carry this excellent form into the World Cup Finals later in the season.

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ParaSnowsport UK (PSUK) also had two male athletes in action over the weekend, James Whitley and Jack Peters. Both athletes DNF the first race however, James turned his fortunes around and secured an impressive 13th place finish in his second race against a very tough field.

Unfortunately, Jack’s bad luck continued into the second race in which he again failed to finish, this time after experiencing equipment failure during his run. This was Jack’s first experience of a World Cup race after being given a wildcard and he will be looking to draw on this experience for his next race meet in La Molina in Spain.

These results can be seen again below. 

World Cup Slalom, 22nd January 2016, St. Moritz

Category

Name

Overall Position

Visually Impaired

Menna Fitzpatrick

1st

Standing

James Whitley

DNF

Standing

Jack Peters

DNF

 

World Cup Slalom, 23rd January 2016, St. Moritz

Category

Name

Overall Position

Visually Impaired

Menna Fitzpatrick

1st

Standing

James Whitley

13th

Standing

Jack Peters

DNF

 

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