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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Gallagher claims World Cup win

Published 13/01/2014 | 17:47

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Kelly Gallagher won a World Cup event on Monday

Northern Ireland skier Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans have claimed their first World Cup victory of the season at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada.

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Competing in the visually impaired Super Combined, Gallagher and Evans were fastest over both the downhill and slalom portions of the event to finish well ahead of Russian world champion Alexandra Frantseva.

Gallagher said: "Charlotte and I worked really well today. We had a lot of fun and it's just training for the big event."

Gallagher is Great Britain's biggest hope of claiming a medal at Winter Paralympics in Sochi in March.

Along with Evans, she became the first Briton to win a medal at the IPC World Championships when she took a silver and bronze in Sestriere in 2011. She followed it up with three more medals in the World Championships in La Molina, Spain, last year.

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