Canadian para skier Frederique Turgeon wins 2nd straight slalom gold

Canadian para skier Frederique Turgeon scored a gold medal in the final slalom event of the 2019 Para Alpine World Cup opener in Zagreb, Croatia on Thursday.

19-year-old skied to a commanding win with a 2-run time of 2:16.96

Canadian Frederique Turgeon, pictured here at the 2018 Winter Paralympics, skied to her second gold medal in as many days at the 2019 Para Alpine World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia on Thursday. (Lee Jin-man/The Associated Press)

Canadian para skier Frederique Turgeon scored a gold medal in the final slalom event of the 2019 Para Alpine World Cup opener in Zagreb, Croatia on Thursday.

Turgeon posted a two-run time of two minutes 16.96 seconds in the women slalom standing event, giving her a commanding win over the rest of the field.

"My leg was very tired, and I felt my second run was slow," said Turgeon.  "The softer snow conditions make it harder for me to stay balanced, but I'm still very happy with what I did."      

The 19-year-old also won gold on Wednesday in the women slalom standing event.

WATCH | Frederique Turgeon wins 2nd gold in 2 days:

The Canadian Para skier posted a dominating performance in the women's slalom event, capturing her 2nd straight gold medal of the 2019 Para Alpine World Cup opener in Zagreb, Croatia. 1:11

Turgeon will join her Canadian para alpine skiing teammates for the IPC world championships in between Jan. 21-Feb. 1, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia and Sella Nevea, Italy.

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