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25.01.2021

The US national team will come to Sakhalin

На Сахалин прилетит сборная команды США
Laurie Stephens

The US national team will come to Sakhalin to take part in the World Para alpine skiin World Cup final "Sakhalin-2021". The team consists of five athletes - Ravi Drugan, Andrew Kurka, Laurie Stephens, Casey Adams and Spencer Wood.

For Andrew Kurka and Laurie Stephens, it’s the second trip to Sakhalin. Last year, they participated in the World Cup stage, where they took several gold medals. In 2018, Andrew won the downhill at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics and received his first Paralympic medal. Laurie is a member of the U.S. national team and has won seven medals at the Winter Paralympics: two gold, two silver, and three bronze. She is World champion in downhill in 2013. Both athletes compete in the sitting category.

Recall that the World Para alpine skiing World Cup final is scheduled in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from February 21 to March 8 this year. It will be held on the slopes of the ski resort “Gorny vozdukh”.