The USA put a damper on the French medal celebrations at the International Paralympics Committee Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Tignes, France on Wednesday.
And Juneau’s Joe Tompkins was the reason.
“I feel great,” Tompkins said from France, of his first Europa Cup medal. “I was having a bit of a problem breathing though.”
Tompkins broke his nose in one of two training run crashes on the course finish area prior to the race and crashed on day one, but won a silver medal on day two.