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Fitzpatrick and Kehoe win second World Cup medal in as many days

on 20-12-2017 14:37

The medals keep coming for British duo Menna Pitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe as they added World Cup bronze to the silver medal won on Tuesday.

With a Europa Cup gold medal and yesterday’s silver to their names already this season, a second World Cup medal of the week further illustrates their form as PyeongChang 2018 approaches.

The duo were third after the first run of the visually impaired giant slalom in Kuhtai, Austria, behind Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova and Germany’s Noemi Ewa Ristau.

More than 4.5 behind the leader, it was always going to be tricky to overturn their deficit and it proved to be the case, eventually finishing 7.42 behind Farkasova and her guide, Natalia Subrtova.

"It's really amazing how we are able to consistently be in the top five, because it's so close. It's amazing to come away with a trophy," said Fitzpatrick.

"We just came out here to do our best and that's exactly what we did. We're improving each run so if we keep doing that we'll definitely be on track for March [PyeongChang 2018]."

Germany’s Ristau and Lucien Gerkau finished 4.02 behind the Slovaks, in second, with Kelly Gallagher, and guide Gary Smith, making it two Brits in the top four.

Gallagher finished 10.54 behind the winners, with Millie Knight and Brett Wild coming home 18.06 back – making it three Brits in the top six.

Elsewhere on the Austrian slopes, Matt Short finished 19th in the standing 2 giant slalom, with an overall time of 2:31.44.

While fellow Brit James Whitley was on the startlist for the event, but withdrew before start.


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