Linda LeBon – with his guide Pierre Couquelet – took the silver medal in the Super-G category B2 (visually impaired) at the World Para Snow Sports Championships on Saturday in Lillehammer, Norway.
Linda Le Bon finished behind the Slovak Henrieta Farkasova, already victorious in the downhill the day before, ahead of the Belgian athlete.
To prepare for the descent, the pair had the right to several training sessions on the track. In Super-G, the athletes do not have the opportunity and must, during a reconnaissance with their guide, try to remember all the details of the route, explained the Francophone Handisport League in a press release.
“Pierre’s work is essential during reconnaissance. As I see almost nothing, he must be able to describe the trajectories and turns to allow me to visualize the layout in my head. At the start of the race, this mental image is my only reference“, explained for her part Linda Le Bon, qualified for the Paralympic Games in Beijing and who will still compete in the Super Combined on Monday then the giant slalom, the slalom and the parallel slalom.
Second Belgian engaged in Lillehammer, the former para-athletic athlete Rémi Mazi (LW6 / 8-2) is registered in three events: giant slalom, slalom and parallel slalom.
The Beijing Paralympic Games will take place from March 4 to 13, 2022 at three separate venues. Para alpine skiing events will take place in the Yanqing area from March 5 to 13, 2022.