February 21 - French teenager Marie Bochet has won her second gold medal in successive days in La Molina in the super-G women's standing event following her winning-performance in the women's standing event on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Alpine Skiing Championships.
The 19-year-old secured her second gold in a time of 1min 18.94sec, finishing ahead of compatriot and defending champion Solène Jambaqué, who took silver following her bronze yesterday, and Germany's Andrea Rothfuss, who added a bronze medal to the silver she won on the opening day.
Meanwhile, Spanish home-favourite Jon Santacana also made it two golds from two events as he and guide Miguel Galindo Garcés stormed to victory in the men's visually-impaired super-G with a time of 1:10.49.
He finished ahead of Canada's Chris Williamson and guide Robin Femy, who took silver for the second consecutive World Championships, and Switzerland's Hugo Thomas and guide Luana Bergamin, who finished with bronze.
Markus Salcher of Austria also delivered successive gold medals as he won the men's standing super-G event with a time of 1:12.49 to add to the gold he won in the men's downhill yesterday.
The world number one-ranked 21-year-old finished ahead of fellow Austrian Matthias Lanzinger who won silver and Switzerland's Michael Bruegger who took bronze.
"After my gold medal yesterday I was feeling easy going so it went really well," Salcher told paralympic.org.
"The middle part of the race was the most challenging part of the slope as there are three or four gates where you just have to make your skis run.
"I had a good run so I was confident of winning a medal."
There was a shock in the women's visually impaired super-G as Slovakia's Henrieta Farkašová, who had been targeting four more gold medals to add to the one she won yesterday, failed to finish in the top three with guide Natália Šubrtová.
Russia's Alexandra Frantseva, with guide Pavel Zabotin, won their first gold of the championships with an impressive time of 1:18.20, with Britain taking second and third as Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans added a silver to the bronze they won yesterday, and Jade Etherington and guide John Clark winning bronze.
"You always hope you can medal and out here we're just focussing on doing our best – me doing my best and Charlotte doing her best," said bronze and silver medallist Gallagher.
"It's tough competition with Frantseva and Farkašová so I'm delighted to take silver to add to yesterday's bronze.
"To take gold at some point would be a dream come true.
"I'm delighted for my teammate Jade too in taking bronze.
"She's had a difficult season and did really well today.
"This is great for British skiing as we're all working really hard with the goal of next year's Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in mind."
Austria's Claudia Loesch shook off the disappointment of finishing outside the medals yesterday in the women's sitting as she dominated the super-G event, winning gold in a time of 1:18.86 - nearly four seconds ahead of silver medallist Anna Schaffelhuber of Germany, who finished in 1:22.65.
Bronze went to the American Laurie Stephens, who won gold yesterday in the women's sitting.
In the final event of the day, Japan's Taiki Morii finally got his hands on a gold medal after winning silver at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics and the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, finishing in 1:13.49 - just one-hundredth of a second ahead of France's Yohann Taberlet - who took silver.
Morii's Japanese teammate Akira Kano won bronze with a time of 1:13.69.
Tomorrow is a rest day for athletes at the Championships, which resume on Saturday (February 23).
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