Alpine Canada Shines in Val Thorens
The men’s and women’s ski cross teams had a strong weekend in Val Thorens, with Marielle Thompson winning gold on both Friday and Saturday. Friday ended in a thrilling photo-finish result, with Thompson barely edging out teammate Georgia Simmerling for the gold. Simmerling went on to win the small final on Saturday, finishing in 5th. On the men’s side, Chris Del Bosco was 10th, Brady Leman finished 17th, and David Duncan was 20th. On Saturday, Brady Leman continued the celebration when he captured bronze for his first podium finish of the 2014-2015 season.
In Alpine action, Dustin Cook finished 22nd in the Adelboden giant slalom on Saturday, and had the third fastest 2nd run on the day. Unfortunately, the two women’s speed races in Bad Kleinkirchheim were cancelled. The next women’s alpine event is a slalom race to be held Tuesday, January 13th in Flachau, Austria.
For more highlights and news, please visit Alpine Canada’s website.
Canadian Freestyle Skiers Dominate Deer Valley
Once again, our Canadian freestyle ski team is proving to their competition that they are the ones to beat. This past weekend in Deer Valley saw Justine Dufour-Lapointe take the silver medal in the moguls event on Friday, while sisters Chloe and Maxime took 3rd and 5th, respectively. The men posted similarly strong results Friday, with Mikael Kingsbury winning gold and Philippe Marquis finishing in 6th place.
The winning continued on Saturday as Justine Dufour-Lapointe won gold in the dual moguls, while sister Maxime finished 5th. Maintaining the momentum, Mikael Kingsbury won his second gold in 24 hours in the dual moguls event, while teammate Philippe Marquis came in 5th place.
It was a strong showing overall in Deer Valley by the whole team, as Marc-Antoine Gagnon, Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh, Audrey Robichaud and Andi Naude all posted top-15 finishes.
For more highlights and news, please visit the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team website.
Strong Finishes in Tour de Ski for Cross Country Canada
The Canadian Cross Country Ski Team continues to be a medal threat on the world cup tour. Canadian Alex Harvey was 6th in Toblach, Italy in FIS Tour de Ski competition on Thursday, and teammate Ivan Babikov posted the 12th-fasted time during the final and most punishing stage of the FIS Tour de Ski on Sunday.
For more highlights and news, please visit the Canadian Cross Country Team website.
Men’s Biathlon Team Gaining Experience in Germany
A group of eight young Biathlon Canada athletes gained valuable experience on the World Cup stage this past Thursday as they battled through fog and wind in Oberhof, Germany to finish in 8th in the men’s relay event.
For more highlights and news, please visit Biathlon Canada’s website.