Forster brings first German gold

Yanqing (AP) – With a furious second run, monoskier Anna-Lena Forster won Germany’s first gold at the Paralympics in Beijing.

Despite being six seconds behind after the Super-G, the 26-year-old from Radolfzell still won the Super-Combined in Pyeongchang in 2018 and after the final slalom was 0.77 seconds ahead of Momoka Muraoka. The Japanese won the first two disciplines in China ahead of Forster. Forster is also the favorite in the slalom on the final day on Sunday.

Marburg’s Noemi Ristau in the visually impaired class and Andrea Rothfuss (Mitteltal-Obertal) in the standing class were eliminated in the first round. Anna-Maria Rieder from Murnau took fourth place in Rothfuss’ class.