French, Russian Paralympians sweep all 5 events at IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
France’s Marie Bochet and Russia’s Aleksey Bugaev swept all five respective men’s and women’s standing events at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships over the last week.
Bochet, a 21-year-old who suffers from agenesis of the left arm, accomplished the perfect feat for a second straight World Championships, after winning four gold medals in five races at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.
Bugaev, a 17-year-old born missing four fingers and the top of his thumb on his right hand, according to The Associated Press, also won medals in all five events in Sochi, but they weren’t all gold.
Russia topped the medal standings with 19 total and 10 golds. The U.S. finished the World Championships with seven medals and zero golds.