Austria can celebrate three more medals at the Paralympics. In the giant slalom of the visually impaired ski racers with their guides, Veronika Aigner won ahead of her sister Barbara Aigner. For Veronika Aigner, after her triumph in the slalom, it was her second gold medal at these games. In addition, cross-country skier Carina Edlinger won bronze in the middle distance after gold in the sprint.
Austria now has twelve medals ahead of the final day of the Paralympics – five in gold, four in silver and three in bronze. Johannes Aigner in particular is the measure of all things at the Paralympics. The Lower Austrian (16) won the giant slalom with guide Matteo Fleischmann on Thursday and was able to celebrate his second gold medal. After downhill gold, silver in the super combination and super-G bronze, the visually impaired teenager has now won four medals in four races.
Now Aigner is also hoping for the next medal in the slalom tomorrow, Sunday. Aigner announced in advance that he would like to climb onto the top step of the podium again. “We can win a lot in slalom, but we can also lose a lot because a threader can happen quickly,” says Aigner.