On Wednesday morning, all 12 Team Australia members were on the snow fields of Schladming for the finals of the Alpine skiing and Snowboarding Giant Slalom events. There were plenty of tricks and skills on show as everyone delivered an outstanding performance. Here are the results:
Alpine skiing Giant Slalom
Ben Pearce, 4th
Amanda Kozik, Bronze
Brenton Heslehurst, Gold
Shaun McKee, 4th
Luke Forster, Silver
Sara Molloy, Silver
Olivia Sayers, 4th
Alex Cherny, 4th
Perrin Richardson, 5th
Kristian Sandercoe, 4th
Snowboarding Giant Slalom
Craig Muhlbock, 5th
David Campion, Silver
The Giant Slalom is more of a technical event than the Super G with the poles placed closer together. Each participant has two runs, with their combined times determined as their overall result.
For many of the team that concludes their competition. Perrin, Amanda and David are still to compete in the Slalom events, with divisioning today and finals tomorrow. Follow us on Facebook
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The 2017 World Winter Games marks 20 years of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, the largest public health program for people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
The program sees athletes, accompanied by coaches and family members, receive a free health examination and health education from professionals trained to work with people with intellectual disabilities.
The disciplines that athletes get screened in include: Fit Feet, FUNFitness, Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing, Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, and Strong Minds – a discipline piloted for the first time at the these Games.
Over the course of the Games, Healthy Athletes volunteers will screen 2,600 athletes from 105 countries. Click here for photos from Healthy Athletes
In addition to Healthy Athletes, the Games includes a Young Athletes demonstration and Unified Sports experiences.
We are pleased to share that broadcaster Eurosport have come on board to cover the Games. The leading global broadcaster, which can be found on Foxtel channel 511, will air a dedicated news feature package at the following times:
Thursday 23 March, 8:40pm
Saturday 25 March, 9:55pm