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Mayberry nabs gold ahead of Vancouver
18:35 AEST Thu Mar 4 2010

Paralympic skier Marty Mayberry is in career best form, claiming a gold medal at a World Cup meet in Aspen just nine days out from the Vancouver Paralympics.

The double amputee won a gold in the downhill event on Wednesday, adding to the silver he won in the same event on Tuesday.

On the same podium was compatriot Toby Kane, who won his second bronze in as many days.

Meanwhile, vision-impaired skier Melissa Perrine won a bronze in the downhill event, just seven weeks after suffering a fractured pelvis in a race fall.

Australian head coach Steve Graham said he was thrilled with the form of Mayberry in particular.

"It is such an excellent result for the team. Marty did everything right today and deserved to be on top of the podium," Graham said.

"This week has been great preparation for Vancouver.

"There are still a couple of important events to go but I'm really comfortable with where we at are at this stage of our Paralympic preparations."

The Vancouver Winter Paralympics run from March 12 to 21.

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