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Canada's Lauren Woolstencroft won the women's standing slalom in a two-run combined time of one minute, 51.97 seconds. ((Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) )

Skier Lauren Woolstencroft has won Canada's second gold medal of the Paralympic Games.

The North Vancouver, B.C., native won the women's standing slalom in a two-run combined time of one minute, 51.97 seconds. Teammate Karolina Wisniewska of Vancouver was third in 1:58.84.

Germany's Andrea Rothfuss took the silver in 1:58.35.

It was the fourth Paralympic gold medal of Woolstencroft's career. In her two previous Paralympics she had won three gold, a silver and bronze.

Woolstencroft, 28, was born without legs below the knee and no left arm below the elbow. She started skiing at the age of four and racing at 14.

Wisniewska, who was born with cerebral palsy, has now won seven medals at three Paralympics.

Earlier in the day, visually impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., won a gold medal in the 20-kilometre event.