Momoka Muraoka wins sitting down tremendous-G for 2nd gold in Beijing

Japan’s Momoka Muraoka went two for two at the Beijing Paralympics on Sunday when she extra the women’s sitting super-G Alpine snowboarding gold to the downhill she gained a working day before.

The 25-12 months-previous as soon as once again finished just forward of Anna-Lena Forster, with the German using her second straight silver. Zhang Wenjing of China received bronze.

The achievement arrived even as Muraoka instructed reporters pursuing the race that her still left get in touch with lens experienced fallen out shortly after beginning, so she was snowboarding making use of just just one eye.

Japan’s Momoka Muraoka celebrates successful the gold medal in the women’s sitting super-G Alpine snowboarding competitors at the Beijing Paralympics on March 6, 2022. (Kyodo)

“It was caught inside of my googles. When I attained the end line and looked inside them I was like, ‘oh there you are!’,” she reported with a chuckle.

“I have some regrets in that part as I felt I wasn’t ready to ski my best. But in the end, I was still equipped to get a gold medal, so I’m pretty happy about that,” she said.

With 3 gatherings remaining, Muraoka is eying five gold medals at the Yanqing Nationwide Alpine Snowboarding Centre, which would equal her medal full from the Pyeongchang Online games in 2018.

Muraoka set a 1-moment, 23.73-2nd time on Sunday, .11 more quickly than Forster and .58 in advance of Zhang. Japan’s other entrant Yoshiko Tanaka concluded fifth, nearly 12 seconds slower down the training course than her countrywoman.

Japan’s Yoshiko Tanaka competes in the women’s sitting down super-G Alpine snowboarding opposition at the Beijing Paralympics on March 6, 2022. (Kyodo)

Muraoka has the big slalom party, in which she is the reigning Paralympic winner, the slalom and the tremendous combined activities even now to race in China.

At the Pyeongchang Video games, she gained just one gold, two silver and two bronze medals across her 5 events.

Later on on Sunday, Taiki Morii emulated Muraoka by winning his next medal in as a lot of days, though equally his have been bronze.

“I definitely went for it, but fell quick. It really is a shame.” Morii explained. “I strategy to look into why I could not achieve the time (I needed) and use it for the future race.”

Japan’s Taiki Morii competes in the men’s sitting super-G Alpine skiing levels of competition at the Beijing Paralympics on March 6, 2022. (Kyodo)

The 41-12 months-outdated finished 3rd in the men’s sitting down super-G, behind the very same two skiers who conquer him yesterday — Jesper Pedersen of Norway and Corey Peters of New Zealand.

The Norwegian won tremendous-G gold and the Kiwi silver, swapping positions from the downhill on Saturday. Morii was .92 next off gold on Sunday.

In other benefits for Japan, Ammi Hondo completed eighth and Noriko Kamiyama 10th in the women’s standing super-G although Gakuta Koike concluded 24th in the men’s.


Linked coverage:

Paralympics: Momoka Muraoka wins Japan’s 1st gold of Beijing Video games

Para sit skier Muraoka aims to repeat 5-medal feat in Beijing


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