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Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead stands third in super-combined

Published March 11, 2014 9:02 am

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Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Park City skier Danelle Umstead is in position to medal in the visually impaired class of the women's super-combined event, but Stephani Victor was unable to compete Tuesday in the Paralympic Winter Games.

Victor, also of Park City, was airifted to a hospital and is recovering after being injured during Monday's super-G race. Victor, who skis in the sitting class, tipped over and landed hard on her head and shoulder, scraping her face on the icy snow. U.S. teammate Alana Nichols also was hospitalized.

Victor was the defending champion in her class of the super-combined event, which was partially completed Tuesday. Umstead stands third after the slalom portion, with the super-G segment postponed until Friday because of fog. Only three of the six contestants in her class finished the course, so even though Umstead is well behind the top two skiers, she will earn a medal if she can complete the super-G portion. Umstead skis with her husband, Rob, as her guide.