Mont-Tremblant, QC (March 26, 2017) – Mont-Tremblant’s Valérie Grenier claims the giant slalom national title in front of a home crowd filled with friends and family. Grenier led after the first run and put down a great second run to claim the title. The 20 year-old has had a great World Cup season with top 30 finishes in slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill, which helped to secure her award for female alpine athlete of the year.
“I’m super happy about this win here at my home hill,” said Grenier. “I really wanted to win here today in front of my family and friends and make everyone proud, and I’m really happy I could do that.”
Two Ontario athletes joined Grenier on the podium. Candace Crawford held the second-place spot, finishing just .51 seconds behind Grenier’s time and Ali Nullmeyer finished in third-place. Both Crawford and Nullmeyer were part of yesterday’s Ontario Team that took the win in the National Championship team event.
The Canadian Alpine Ski Team ladies represented well capturing the top six spots in today’s giant slalom. British Columbia’s Stefanie Fleckenstein finished in fourth-place, Ontario’s Erin Mielzynski in fifth-place and Ontairo’s Amelia Smart in sixth-place. Smart has secured the overall giant slalom title on the Nor-Am Cup circuit.
Full results can be found here: http://live-timing.com/race2.php?r=174055&u=0
Tomorrow the men will race slalom where Phil Brown will be looking to defend his Canadian slalom champion title.
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