Downhill Bronze for Devlin-Young
KANGWONLAND, Korea - Chris Devlin-Young (Campton, N.H.) pulled in his first medal of the 2009 IPC World Championships in Korea, taking the bronze in the downhill Saturday.
"It's a true privilege to race among the best in the world," Devlin-Young said. "Today I had lightning fast skis, one small mistake and I'm in third. I'm happy with my run and can't wait for the next downhill."
Devlin-Young finished behind Joshus Dueck of Canada, who won, and silver medalist Harald Eder of Austria.
According to U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team Head Coach Ray Watkins, Devlin-Young's success will be an asset for him as he and the Team head into World Cup finals.
"Great to see CDY come from behind to earn a World Championship medal today," Watkins said. "The entire staff is really happy for his result and we are excited to take this momentum to Whistler for World Cup finals."
Stephani Victor (Park City, Utah) was ready to lay down another medal-earning run when a bump sent her off course for a DNF.
"Stephani was pushing her limit today hit a bump and got bounced out of the course," Watkins said. "Hard to see her end the World Championships in the fence but she was going all out for the podium. She banged up her hand a little bit, but she should be in good shape for World Cup finals."
The IPC World Championships wrap up on Sunday with the team event before athletes make their way to World Cup finals in Whistler, B.C.
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