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Jallen wins another bronze

March 14. 2014 10:51PM

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Wyoming Area senior Stephanie Jallen had a stellar run Friday in the super-G portion of the women’s super combined, earning her second bronze medal at the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Jallen completed the two races in the super combined in 2:23.13, just .39 seconds behind Andrea Rothfuss of Germany. Marie Bochet of France won another gold, finishing comfortably in front with a time of 2:18.39.

The Harding teen was second in the super-G, just .24 seconds behind Bochet. Jallen finished in 1:25.15, making up 1.73 seconds on Rothfuss.

The super-G was the second of two races that make up the super combined, being teamed with a slalom. The races were both supposed to be held earlier in the week, but weather hampered those plans, adjusting the schedule of races.

“We were first and foremost preparing for super-G, so it is not so difficult to switch to super combined,” Jallen, said in a story published on the Paralympics website. “Super combined is never an easy run. It’s a battle getting down.”

Jallen was third after the slalom, finishing in 57.98 seconds. Bochet paced the field in 53.48 and Rothfuss was second in the first half of the super combined in 55.86.

Only eight of the 17 entries completed the slalom portion of the event Tuesday.

Jallen goes for a third medal Sunday, the final day of competition in Sochi. The women’s giant slalom is scheduled, with two runs to determine the order of finish. She won a bronze Monday in the super-G and did not finish her run Wednesday in the rescheduled slalom event.

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