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Clean sweep by the boys [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Australians scored a clean sweep in the LW2 class of the super giant slalom at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championships in Austria on Sunday night.

[ February 02, 2004, 02:15 PM: Message edited by: disski ]
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Exactly! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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And the boys are still at it...

Milton wins Australia's fourth gold
February 6, 2004 - 10:30AM

Veteran Paralympic world champion Michael Milton has won the slalom to give Australia four gold medals from four races in the LW2 class at the 2004 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.

Milton took a marginal lead in the first run but held on to win over teammate and dual gold medallist Cameron Rahles-Rahbula (20) in the class for skiers with one leg.

"I put two solid runs together today and really feel as if I am finally improving in this event," the 30-year-old said.

"It is fantastic to share the podium with Cam again. He has come from nowhere in the last 12 months to take two gold and one silver medal. No-one had heard of him."

Milton also won gold in the giant slalom on Tuesday and silvers in the downhill and Super-G earlier in the week.

Milton and Rahles-Rahbula's medals, along with teammate Toby Kane's bronze in the Super-G, in which the Australians swept the medals, took the team's medal count to four gold, three silver and one bronze - eight of the 12 on offer over the four races.

"We are the talk of the event. There's not just one Australian freak now there's three," Milton said.
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Milton is freakishly good. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Yes - I'm told he was VERY good as a kid before he lost the leg.... kinda helps being a naturally talented skier & then working hard....
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