Melissa Perrine and her sighted guide Bobbi Kelly have secured a silver medal in the women’s giant slalom Vision Impaired at the 2019 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

With a time of 1:11.78, the dual bronze medallist from the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games was hot on the heels of eventual race winner, Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkašová.

Perrine was pleased with her silver medal winning performance on the international stage, saying it is a great feeling stepping onto the podium.

“We had a game plan that we tried to execute,” Perrine said. “You always want to execute things a bit cleaner than you do, but overall I’m pretty happy with the day.”

Looking ahead to her next race, the women’s slalom Vision Impaired, Perrine is focussed on performing at her best.

“We’re excited for the slalom. We’ve been doing a lot of training for that one, so we’re aiming to put together two solid runs.

“We always try to go out there and ski our best, and if that results in a podium, then that’s awesome,” she said.

By Ski & Snowboard Australia
Posted: 23/01/2019

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