Many of our Para Alpine skiers were out in force again today to continue their oustanding start to the Games. This time they hit the slopes for the Super Combined events.
Today saw Menna Fitzpatrick, Neil Simpson and their guides Gary Smith and Andrew Simpson add another medal to their rapidly expanding collection both taking bronze in the Women’s and Men’s Super Combined Visually Impaired.
Fitzpatrick, who has now won six medals for ParalympicsGB across two Games, with her guide Gary Smith managed the quickest factored time in the slalom event to move into the medal positions folllowing a solid Super-G run earlier.
Fitzpatrick was rightfully ecstatic after clinching the bronze – “We left ourselves a bit of work to do in slalom and the plan paid off, we went out there and put down a pretty decent run, so we are super, super happy.”
Fresh from their astonishing gold medal success in the Super-G yesterday, brothers Neil and Andrew Simpson followed the same approach. Lying outside the medal positions after the Super-G run, like Fitzpatrick, they moved up the standings with a slick Slalom run to seal third spot with a combined time of 1:52.81.
There were amazing performance from across our sports today, including a best ever finish for ParalympicsGB in Para Snowboard and a huge 15-1 win for our Wheelchair Curlers.