By David Gold

Alana Nichols_20-03-12March 19 - The United States won the team title in Panorama, Canada, at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup, ahead of France and Russia.

The US came top with 4,657 points, with France clinching 4,151 and Russia 4,087.

Marie Bochet of France took the top women's score with 1,340 points, ahead of Slovakia's Henrieta Farkašová.

Bochet won the women's slalom standing trophy after beating Germany's Andrea Rothfuss and Slovakia's Petra Smarzova.

Farkašová's gold in the visually impaired slalom meant she took the title for that discipline.

American Alana Nichols (pictured) took gold in the women's slalom sitting, with Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber, who claimed the overall title, and Tatsuko Aoki of Japan just behind her.

In the men's category, Russia's Valery Redkozubov scored 1,155 points to come top, ahead of Spain's Yon Santacana Maiztegui, with 1,010.

Redkozubov won the title for the slalom visually impaired despite finishing behind Slovakia's Miroslav Haraus.

New Zealander Adam Hall won gold in the men's slalom standing ahead, but Alexandr Alyabyev of Russia took the overall World Cup title.

Austria's Philip Bonadimann won the title for the slalom sitting despite not finishing the first run in Panorama, with Germany's Thomas Nolte taking the gold ahead of Japan's Takeshi Suzuki.

Giant slalom trophies were also handed out at the event, with Russia's Alexandra Frantseva taking the visually impaired crown, Germany's Andrea Rothfuss winning the standing and Laurie Stephens of the US taking the sitting trophy.

In the men's, Redkozubov picked up another title in the visually impaired discipline, with France's Vincent Gauthier-Manuel winning the standing and Christoph Kunz of Switzerland winning the sitting.

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