Danelle Umstead, and her guide Robert Umstead race during the alpine skiing, women's Super-G, visually Impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Paralympics: Park City’s Danelle Umstead fourth in super-G
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Mar 10 2014 08:23 am • Last Updated Mar 10 2014 11:25 pm
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Park City skier Danelle Umstead placed fourth Monday in the super-G women’s visually impaired class at the Paralympic Winter Games.
Skiing with her husband, Rob, as her guide, Umstead finished in 1 minute, 32.04 seconds at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. She was 2.28 seconds out of third place. Great Britain’s Kelly Gallagher won the race, earning her country’s first-ever gold medal in the Winter Games.
In the sitting class, Park City’s Stephani Victor was among four (of eight) contestants who did not finish the race. Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber won the event, with U.S. skier Laurie Stephens collecting her second bronze medal of the Games.
The Alpine skiing competition continues Tuesday with the super combined event. Five athletes with Utah ties will compete in the snowboardcross event Friday.
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