Winter Paralympics: G-Force behind Mick Brennan’s mission

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Mick Brennan refused to be downbeat after being disqualified from the men’s slalom at the Winter Paralympics instead he wants to make a statement with a fast finish to the super combined.

The 34-year-old appeared to lose his bearings along the challenging Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre slalom course and ended up missing a gate, which ended his participation in the event.

The former serviceman is back in action today however as he goes in the super-G element of the super combined event where he is currently lying in ninth place.

Simply completing the course would seal a second top-ten finish for Brennan with only ten participants remaining after the slalom portion which was held on Tuesday. But Brennan is targeting a top-five fastest finish with the conditions now slightly more in his favour.

“I just wanted it to flow and have a solid first run in the slalom to build on for the next one,” said Brennan. “I got lost in the course and ended up missing a gate so I was disqualified.

“But not all is lost because I have the super combined to focus on.

“I will go back to the village and have an early night and eat well and get ready for that super-G.”

“My aim is just to put a fast time down and not worry about positions or anything. I just want to be the top five fastest times. That is my aim.”

Brennan would have hoped to have finished the super combined on Tuesday but bad weather forced a delay and schedule change – but it could work in his favour.

“The snow is really good now and I am going to go with it and see what happens. I have not had much of a chance to see my support but I will make sure I have a word with them.”

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