Slow start for St Neots skier Rose in Vancouver 2010 Paralympics

SEAN Rose finished eighth in the final of the men s slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. However, he was unplaced in the Giant Slalom when he failed to record a time for his second run. After adverse weather forced the rescheduling of Rose s fav

SEAN Rose finished eighth in the final of the men's slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.

However, he was unplaced in the Giant Slalom when he failed to record a time for his second run.

After adverse weather forced the rescheduling of Rose's favoured event, the downhill, from Saturday to Thursday, the St Neots man opened his Games with a low-key first slalom run on Sunday.

After the first round of the slalom, Rose was in fifteenth position, six seconds behind the leader. He was the first man out for the second run, and an improved run gave him an overall placing of eighth.


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Rose said that despite a poor first run, he was happy with his performance given that he had not finished a World Cup slalom event this year.

"The first run was terrible - there was no movement and I just didn't get into it. On the second run I found a little bit of my mojo and had a pretty clean and solid run. It wasn't lightning by any stretch, but all considered I was happy with the outcome," he said.

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In the Giant Slalom, Rose placed 14th after the first run, but could not improve his ranking on the second run after failing to log a time, finishing unplaced.

Rose's best chance of a medal comes in Thursday's downhill.

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