Calgary, Alta. (February 12, 2017) – Canadian Cowboy Erik Guay does it again, with a silver medal performance in the downhill in St. Moritz (SUI). After waiting another day to compete for the downhill podium after Saturday’s cancellation, Guay stormed down the shortened track due to rolling fog with bib number 17.
The competition was fierce, with racer after racer taking the lead, until Swiss fan-favourite Beat Feuz came down with the winning time wearing bib number 13. Guay had his work cut out for him, after Feuz skied a flawless run, much to the delight of the home crowd. Guay had winning splits most of the way down, only 0.12 seconds back from Feuz as he crossed the finish line.
"Hats off to Beat, I think he did an incredible job today," said Guay. “It was a great couple of days here in St. Moritz and this win goes to the entire team around me.”
Manny Osborne-Paradis didn’t have luck on his side today, as his start position of number two was not favourable due to reduced visibility on the top portion of the course. However, Osborne-Paradis put on his team cap, called up to teammate Guay and delivered a course report to communicate how the track was running and where Guay needed to put the hammer down to reach the podium.
Rounding out the podium in 3rd-place was Austria’s Max Franz, just 0.37 seconds back from Feuz for his first World Championships medal.
Canadian men’s results
2 – Erik Guay
31 – Manny Osborne-Paradis
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