Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Danelle Umstead of United States, right, and her guide Robert Umstead race during the women's super combined, slalom, visually impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead stands third in super-combined
First Published Mar 11 2014 09:02 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 11:32 pm

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.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

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.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.