Calgary’s Oatway races to Super G gold at Pyeongchang Paralympics

JEONGSEON, Korea, Republic Of — Canada’s Kurt Oatway raced to gold in men’s sitting Super G at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday.

The 34-year-old from Calgary skied to a time of one minute 25.83 seconds, 1.06 seconds ahead of silver medallist Andrew Kurka of the United States. Frederic Francois of France won bronze.

“It’s hard to explain how good I feel right now. (Saturday’s) downhill was a big disappointment for me,” said Oatway, who was eighth in the downhill. Coming back and winning the Super G is the best feeling ever. I went from feeling super low to feeling super high. It’s amazing.”

Oatway started skiing when he was five, but in 2007, while on a university field trip in Utah, he fell 12 metres from a rock outcrop, and suffered a spinal cord injury.

He took up sit skiing after watching the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics.

Alana Ramsay of Calgary won bronze in the women’s standing Super-G.

Their medals boosted Canada’s total to six after two days of competition. The Canadians are hoping to top the 16 medals won four years ago in Sochi.

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