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Kurka ends medal streak by placing 7th in Paralympics super combined

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: 6 days ago
  • Published 6 days ago

Palmer sit-skier Andrew Kurka will leave the Paralympics with two medals after finishing off the podium in Tuesday's super combined and failing to finish the first run of Wednesday's giant slalom at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kurka, 26, placed seventh in the super combined, an event that consists of a super-G run followed by a single slalom run.

He was in sixth place after the super-G with a time of 1 minute, 27.17 seconds. He had the eighth-fastest slalom time, 50.56 seconds, which dropped him to seventh place overall.

The victory went to Jeroen Kampschreur of the Netherlands, who turned in a sizzling slalom run to vault from third place to first place.

In his first two races in Pyeongchang, Kurka claimed gold in the downhill and silver in the super-G.

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