Second silver medal for Spain in Inline Alpine

By September 4, 2017Alpine, Nanging WRG 2017


Sergio Méndez from Spain’s Inline Alpine team, world runner-up in the Parallel Slalom event. Photo: Luis Velasco-RFEP

Sergio Méndez has finished runner-up in the world title of Inline Alpine Parallel Slalom. Méndez, from Asturias, is a six-time champion of Spain and has been ranked number one nationally over the past four years. He has now won the second silver medal for this team, which is in addition to the silver won by Marc Morera in Giant Slalom. Méndez came very close to gold, with Germany’s Marco Walz winning the world title by only eight hundredths of a second. Walz had earlier already clinched the Giant Slalom title ahead of Marc Morera. Third place went to Latvian skater Miks Zvejnieks, who was also third in Giant Slalom.

The women’s competition was dominated by the German skaters, who completed the entire winners podium. Mona Sing won gold and her compatriots Lara Koegel and Lisa Schimd shared silver and bronze respectively.

After three competition days, tomorrow sees the last of the events in this discipline, Team Slalom, in which Germany listed as the hot favourite.