Mar 09 Mark Bathum Wins Silver Medal In Super-G

By Jamie M. Blanchard | March 09, 2014, 4 a.m. (ET)
Mark Bathum
Mark Bathum competes at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on March 8.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Mark Bathum and guide Cade Yamamoto won silver in the men's visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Bathum (Seattle, Wash.) and Yamamoto (Quincy, Wash.) won their first Paralympic medal together after only racing together for two and a half months. Bathum is now a two-time Paralympic silver medalist after finishing as the runner-up in the downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

In his Paralympic Games debut, Jamie Stanton (Oakland Township, Mich.) caught huge air on the bear’s brow section of the course and put together a clean run to finish sixth in the men's standing field. Both Ralph Green (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jon Lujan (Littleton, Colo.) did not complete the course after missing a gate midway.

Only two and a half seconds separated U.S. Army veteran Heath Calhoun (Bristol, Tenn.) from the medal stand as he finished fourth in the men's sitting class, improving his placing in the same event from the 2010 Games by four places. Jasmin Bambur (Granby, Colo.) finished seventh, and Chris Devlin-Young (Bethlehem, N.H.), a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, crashed on the course and was unable to finish.

Team USA has won four medals in alpine skiing through Day 2, two silver and two bronze medals.

Alpine skiing competition resumes Monday with the women’s super-G and runs through Sunday, March 16. For complete results and more information, visit Sochi2014.com

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