Joany Badenhorst

Unfortunately for Australian flag bearer and co-captain Joany Bedenhorst could begin her PyeongChang campaign, it has come to an end.

She injured her left knee in a crash during the official training for snowboard cross.

To make it more gut-wrenching, it was the almost identical injury she suffered at a training run minutes before competition which stole her chance of competing in Sochi.

Badenhorst is currently ranked number two in the world for the women's snowboard cross and banked slalom.


It may not have been Tori Pendergast first Paralympics but it was her first time in the downhill race.

Pendergast previously competed in both slalom events in Sochi and she would be racing all five Para-alpine events this time round.

It is one, if not, the fastest Para-alpine event on the skiing and before Pendergast took her run, Swiss athlete, Stephani Victor crashed in her sit-ski.

She was the last athlete down the course and despite having to wait a long time, Pendergast just missed out on a medal finishing 10 seconds off the pace of the goal medalist, reigning Sochi champions, Anna Schaffelhuber from Germany.

Alongside Pendergast, Melissa Perrine from New South Wales finished in the top five of the women's vision-impaired class with her guide Christian Geiger.

Super G

The Spring weather has caused a bit of havoc at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre as the warm conditions made for poor quality snow. 

At one stage the blue paint borders started to melt. 

The day started at -3 degrees and climb to 8 degrees by the last athlete out of 113 skiers in six men's and women's classes Super G with 20 athletes failing to make it down. 

Sit-skier Pendergast was one of them.

Perrine was one of the six Australians to make it down the course, coming fifth in the vision impaired class.

It was her second top five finish in two days.