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Two gold for Germany at Para World Cup

The German disabled athletes remain on course for gold at the World Para Snowsports Championships in Lillehammer.

After winning the downhill title, monoskier Anna-Lena Forster (Radolfzell) also secured first place in the Super-G. In addition, Anja Wicker (Stuttgart) triumphed in the biathlon in the sitting class.

“I’m happy about it, even if I’m not completely satisfied with my ride. Two-time world champion sounds cool – and let’s see what the next few days will bring, the technical disciplines suit me,” said Forster (26) with a look on slalom, giant slalom and super combination.

Despite a shooting error, Wicker saved a razor-thin lead of 1.6 seconds over the favored American Oksana Masters. “It’s completely crazy,” said the 30-year-old. For national coach Ralf Rombach, Wicker’s performance was “madness”. It was the “physically best race” “that you have seen from her so far”.

In Lillehammer, joint world championships in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and snowboarding will be held for the first time until January 23rd. The title fights were supposed to take place in February 2021, but had been postponed by a year due to the corona crisis. Now they are seen as a tough test and one of the few opportunities to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Beijing (March 4-13).

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