Two-time Paralympian Melissa Perrine has continued her strong preparation for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, adding a second Para-alpine skiing World Cup gold medal to her 2017/18 season haul.

Together with her sighted guide and coach, Christian Geiger, she recovered from a disappointing first day of competition in Zagreb, Croatia to take the win.

“Today we had a relatively poor first run but still managed to be in the lead. The second run we adapted to the conditions as Mel was struggling with the weather and water on her goggles,” said Geiger.

“So we decided to stick a bit closer together which made the difference and delivered the win,” he said.

While another gold medal for Perrine is a great boost two months out from PyeongChang 2018, she isn’t taking anything for granted.

“We’ve got some things we’re still working on. We’re really conscious that PyeongChang is still two months away so we have some time to hammer out the details,” she said.

“The skiing is there, we’re just working on our consistency now.

In other results from day two, Mitchell Gourley and Mark Soyer both picked up 7th places, with Jonty O’Callaghan taking 15th. For full results, click here.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Para-alpine skiing team, with the next World Cup kicking off on 11 January in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Live streaming, highlights and complete live results are available on the World Para-alpine skiing World Cup website.

By Ski & Snowboard Australia

Posted: 10/01/2018