Walker wins mens giant slalom at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Mary Kate Lau | Feb. 03, 2015, 1:17 p.m. (ET)

Tyler Walker competes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

St. Moritz, Switzerland - Paralympian Tyler Walker (Franconia, New Hampshire) claimed gold in giant slalom at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals on Feb. 3 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Walker won the men’s sitting competition with a time of 1:55.62 ahead of German skier Georg Kreiter and three-time Paralympic medalist Roman Rabl of Austria.

“Everything finally came together today,” Walker said. “I have my technique back, my monoski is working really well, and the snow was excellent. Everyone here is really charging and it has been a great series of races.”

Walker has taken first place five times in the 2014-2015 season after a major crash less than a year ago at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

In the women’s competition, four-time Paralympic medalist Laurie Stephens (Wenham, Massachusetts) earned herself a spot on the podium for the second straight day, finishing third in both giant slalom competitions in St. Moritz.

Full results are available at Paralympic.org.

Competition continues Wednesday and Thursday in St. Moritz with the slalom races.

The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships will take place in Panorama, Canada beginning later this month on Feb. 28, running through March 10.