GOLDEN DAY FOR ALEXIS GUIMOND

GOLDEN DAY FOR ALEXIS GUIMOND

Calgary, Alta. (March 17, 2017) – The tech events are underway in PyeongChang (KOR) for the para-alpine team. Alexis Guimond, the 17-year-old from Gatineau, Que., has demonstrated he’ll be a medal contender at next year’s Paralympic Games after winning the giant slalom race. Guimond had a considerable gap to make up after the first run, sitting in seventh-place, two seconds off the leading time. Hammering down on the second run he made up the difference and then some to finish in first-place by -0.01.  This is Guimond’s second GS win of the season, an impressive feat for his inaugural season on the World Cup tour.   

“The first run was tough to put together a clean run,” said Guimond. “Going into the second run I was sitting in seventh place and I knew it was going to take a lot to come back, but I kept the focus on skiing a clean run and not getting clouded by results. I was able to put together my best run of the season. Everything came together at the right rime. It was the perfect storm! Finishing that run and seeing I was sitting in first-place by 0.01 seconds was unbelievable.”

The ladies’ didn’t disappoint either with Calgary’s Alana Ramsay also landing on the podium in third-place. 

“Today was a good day,” said Ramsay. “The sun was out and both courses were kept in good shape. I am happy with the day. It was a good way to end the giant slalom World cup season.”

Overall giant slalom Crystal Globes were also handed out following the race and Toronto’s Erin Latimer finished the 2016-17 season ranked third overall. 

Overall Giant Slalom 

3 – Erin Latimer

Giant Slalom

Ladies’ Standing

3 – Alana Ramsay

6 – Erin Latimer

Men’s Visually Impaired 

DNF – Mac Marcoux (guide: Jack Leitch)

Men’s Standing

1 – Alexis Guimond

13 – Kirk Schornstein 

DNF – Braydon Luscombe

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