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Paralympics 2022: first French gold medal for skier Arthur Bauchet

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The 21-year-old sportsman, from the Var and licensed at the Briançon ski club, beat the Austrian Markus Salcher and the Swiss Theo Gmuer. A great confirmation for Arthur Bauchet, already multiple world ski champion and who won four silver medals at the Pyeongchang Paralympics in 2018.

French skier Arthur Bauchet won the downhill title (standing category) on Saturday at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, thus offering the first gold medal to the French team during the competition. The 21-year-old sportsman, from the Var and licensed at the Briançon ski club, beat the Austrian Markus Salcher and the Swiss Theo Gmuer. A great confirmation for Arthur Bauchet, already multiple world ski champion and who won four silver medals at the Pyeongchang Paralympics in 2018.

“Another great fight today”

He is King Arthur. The reference is almost too easy, but yet obvious. By dominating the downhill on Saturday, the first ski event of these Games, Arthur Bauchet at the age of 21 added the finest of rewards to his rich record. “It’s crazy! Hearing the Marseillaise, everyone comes for that,” reacted the young skier. “It was a great fight again today.” “I said I was coming there to have fun. The pleasure, he was 100% on the track. What I missed was the result.”

This is the first gold medal won by France during these Paralympic Winter Games, which take place from March 4 to 13 in Beijing and in the surrounding mountains.

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