By David Gold

AnnaSchaffelhuber march_30March 30 - Germany finished top of the medal table at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup following the final day of action in Auron, France.

On the last day of competition, Anna Schaffelhuber (pictured above) and Anna Lena Forster came first and second in the women's slalom sitting race as Germany dominated, with Andrea Rothfuss coming second in the women's slalom standing.

France's Marie Bochet won the slalom standing, while another German, Franz Hanfstingl, took the men's slalom sitting race, with compatriot Thomas Nolte going home with the overall Europa Cup crown.

Schaffelhuber had more to celebrate as she came top of the overall women's sitting rankings.

Italy's Melania Corradini won the women's Europa Cup in the slalom, though she could only finish fifth in today's race.

The Russian Alexandra Frantseva continued her winning streak in the women's visually impaired, claiming the overall Europa Cup title.

Alexey Bugaev won the men's slalom standing race to clinch more success for Russia, though Austria's Markus Salcher took the overall Europa Cup trophy.

In the men's visually impaired category, Slovakia's Jakub Krako took the slalom crown ahead of Mciej Krezel of Poland, to win the overall title.

Germany won gold in the sit-ski races on Thursday, with Schaffelhuber beating Swiss Sonja Wyss and Britain's Anna Turney.

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Fellow German, Georg Kreiter claimed victory ahead of Austria's Roman Rabl in Thursday's sit-ski.

Schaffelhuber had also taken gold on Wednesday (March 28) winning gold in the women's sitting, ahead of Forster, on a day when Kreiter also claimed another medal, silver, in the men's sitting.

Russia also performed impressively at these championships and dominated the action yesterday with three gold medals and two bronze.

Frantseva won the women's visually impaired race, with Valery Redkozubov (pictured above with guide Viachesla Molodtsov) taking another Russian gold in the men's visually impaired ahead of Slovakia's Jakub Krako and team mate Ivan Frantsev.

Alexandr Alyabyev took gold in the men's standing competition with team mate Alexander Vetrov picking up bronze.

It was Alyabyev's second gold in two days after finishing ahead of France's Vincent Gauthier-Manuel, but he could only come third in the super-G slalom, with Austria's Markus Salcher claiming victory in that race.

Frantseva also won gold in the women's visually impaired on Wednesday, whilst Redkozubov took silver in the men's event, behind Krako, to round off a successful Super Combined event for the Russians.

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