Perrine adds to medal count

NSWIS skier Melissa Perrine has continued her excellent form by picking up a bronze medal in the women’s visually impaired super-G at the IPC World Cup Finals in Pyeongchang, Korea.

Having already won a bronze in the downhill, Perrine added to her medal count after posting a time of 1:37.99 to finish just over three seconds outside the gold medal winning time.

Perrine’s efforts were not without trouble though, as midway through her run she was forced to stop because the previous competitor crashed near the finish line and had not been cleared from the course. Despite the setback Perrine and her guide Andy Bor were able to re-focus and produce a podium finish in fading light and melting snow.

“It was definitely a chore to get back my head back in the game after I thought I’d be finished,” Perrine said to the Australian Paralympic Committee.

“I got back in the gondola trying to go through the usual processes and get into the mentality that I needed to be in to be able to push out of the start.

“I was able to do that, thanks heavens. It was good to push out of the start in a good headspace.

“It is always a good mental boost to know that when a curve ball like that is thrown at you, that you can handle it.”

Perrine has recently returned to the slopes after focusing on her academic pursuits, but will now increase her sporting commitments in the lead up to Pyeongchang 2018.

The World Cup Finals conclude on Saturday.

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