Lara Falk is well on her way to hitting the slopes at PyeongChang 2018 after a stellar 2016/17 season as the sighted guide to vision impaired alpine skier Patrick Jensen.
Initially aiming for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the duo are working hard to achieve genuine medal contender-status for PyeongChang 2018.
As a sighted guide, Lara skis in front of Patrick issuing voice commands and information about changes in pitch, rhythm and snow conditions while racing at speeds of up to 105km/h.
The pair gained crucial international experience at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine Europa Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, posting career-best scores in the men’s Giant Slalom and Super-G to finish third in both events.
Off the back of these results, Lara and Patrick made their World Championship debut at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, where they clocked a combined time of 1:47.91 to place ninth in a competitive field of 29 in the Slalom.
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