Skiers guipuzcoanoJon Santacanay your guide, mike Galindo, achieved silver sailed for video games Vancouver Paralympics 2010. After the suspension of the races of the first day, the competition began in Whistler Creekside with the slalom test for the blind and visually impaired, which included four Spaniards, and for physically disabled competing granted.
The first beam, Santacana stood in first position, with a time of 49 ” 88, half a second less than Slovak Jakub Krako (50 ” 41) and almost a second less than the Italian Gianmaria Dal Maistro (50 ” 74), second and third classified, respectively. The Canadian Williamson Christopher base among the favourites, undertook a first lowered very slow and lost three seconds (52 ” 93), to be at the 8th position.
The second race was a little slower for English, which stopped the chrono in 57 ” 03, and was overtaken by Slovak Jalub Krako (55 ” 41). this way, Krako was made with gold, with a total time of 1 ’ 45 ” 82, whereas Santacana Paralympic runner-up was proclaimed (1 ’ 46 ” 91) and Gianmaria Dal Maistro won the bronze (1 ’ 48 ” 32).
This is the first Paralympic villages in slalom medal for the visually impaired corridor, which in Salt Lake City 2002 not found this test and Turín 2006 was unable to move from the 7th place as a result of an injury. In the world cup 2010, in contrast, obtained the third position in this discipline.
After the race, Santacana stated that is “very satisfied ” with its silver medal, although he admitted that after go leader in the first sleeve“ you stay a little with honey on the lips ”.
"I am very satisfied. If I come to say months ago that was to draw the silver had given in slalom jumping. What happens is that you have been at the gates of getting a gold", indicated skiers English, who added that from now on, in the four races remaining “will have more confidence ” and“ a certain tranquillity ” to address them “giving the maximum".