Kurka wins 5th career World Cup medal in Super-G sitting race

February 9, 2019
Andrew Kurka alpine skiing

Andrew Kurka

Palmer’s Andrew Kurka claimed another medal in his specialty event at the World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.

The 27-year-old won bronze with a third-place finish in the Super-G sitting race at the World Para Alpine Skiing event, pocketing his fifth career medal in the Super-G since 2016.

Kurka, of Colony High fame, finished behind a couple perennial podium finishers in five-time world champion Jeroen Kampschreur of the Netherlands and 2018 Paralympic gold medalist Jesper Pedersen of Norway.

Kampschreur won with a two-run total time of 1:13.18 – just two hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Pedersen and less than two seconds in front of Kurka.

Kurka, who broke his back when he was just 13 years old, has carved out quite the career since joining Team USA in 2013.

He owns two medals from the 2018 Paralympic Games in addition to four career medals from the World Championships and eight career medals from the World Cup circuit.