Umstead earns gold at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Mary Kate Lau | Feb. 04, 2015, 3:47 p.m. (ET)


Danelle Umstead competes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - Paralympian Danelle Umstead (Park City, Utah), along with her husband and guide Rob Umstead (Park City, Utah), claimed gold in the visually impaired slalom event at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals on Feb. 4 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

“This is Rob’s and my first time racing at St Moritz,” Umstead said. “It is an incredible venue and fun race hill. Winning the slalom was a good start for our goals towards world championships in March.”

Her combined time of 1:44.58 was good for a 1.32-second differential over the second place finisher, Millie Knight and guide Kehoe Jen of Great Britain. Belgian skier Marie-Morgane Dessart and guide Alaine Struman took third with a time of 1:55.98.

This is Umstead’s second time on the podium this week after she earned silver in the visually impaired giant slalom competition on Monday. She also earned three gold medals earlier this year at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Tignes, France.

Full results are available at Paralympic.org.

Competition continues Thursday in St. Moritz with the final day of 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.