Paralympics Day 4

8:53 AM, Mar 16, 2010   |    comments
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Here's how some of our Colorado athletes fared:

Alpine Skiing - In the men's standing slalom event, Winter Park's Brad Washburn was the 2nd highest finishing American with 9th place (Utah's Monte Meier was 8th). Two-time Paralympian Ralph Green from Vail came in 22nd while Fraser's George Sansonetis missed a gate on his first run and finished the afternoon with a DNF (did not finish).

On the women's side in the same venue at Whistler Creekside, 5-time Paralympian Allison Jones from Colorado Springs finished 5th in the standing slalom and was unable to defend her goal medal from the Torino games. Her U.S. teammate, and 3-time Paralympian Hannah Pennington from Winter Park is still looking for her first career medal of the games, she finished 16th.

Tuesday's events include the men's and women's sit-ski giant slalom. It's one of Luba Lowery's best events. The DU student finished 7th on Sunday in the slalom. As for the men in sit-ski GS, watch for Winter Park's Nick Catanzarite and Gerald Hayden, as well as Jasmin Bambur who lives in Granby but is skiing for Serbia.

Also on Tuesday, USA Sled Hockey will face Japan in the final game of preliminaries. So far USA has posted shutouts in their first two games. In the first game against Korea, Berthoud's Nikko Landeros recorded an assist on the first goal. Landeros is playing in his first Paralympic games.

Through March 23rd, Universal Sports is airing 2 hours of Paralympic highlights from 4-6pm Mountain Time and repeats the segment from 9-11pm. Universal Sports can be found on Comcast channel 250 and NBC over the air on 9.3.

(KUSA-TV © 2010 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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