Ali Nullmeyer leads charging slalom squad in Slovenia with 6th place finish

Ali Nullmeyer leads charging slalom squad in Slovenia with 6th place finish

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Kranjska Gora, SLO (January 9, 2022) -- The slopes were icy and the skis were hot for the Canadian women’s technical team. All four racers finished in the points, led by Ali Nullmeyer who followed up her 5th place in Zagreb, CRO earlier this week, with a 6th place finish today.

“Today was another great day and I’m really excited to be in the top 10 again,” says Ali. “It was so awesome to have all the girls in there today and Amelia really crushed it in her first run especially.”

Teammate Amelia Smart started with bib 33 and attacked the first run hard, finishing in 7th before the flip and 13th overall after the second for her career-best finish.

“My first run felt solid and flowy,” says Amelia. “The course was a bit rutted by the time I went down but it was a great run regardless.”

“I’m really, really proud of this team at the moment,” says Erin Mielzynski, who finished the day in 9th place. “I’m proud of the team effort, of how everyone is supporting each other and pushing each other, and I am so incredibly excited to see this depth in Canada. This weekend we had three girls in the top 10, four in the top 15 and six in the top 30. Today, we had three SL girls in the top 13 and that is incredibly special; it’s been a while since that happened.”

Laurence St-Germain rounded out the effort for the team, finishing 22nd in the points. “Super happy for the girls in the top 15, that’s really awesome! It’s showing what Canada is capable of.”

The women’s team continues the World Cup circuit through Europe with the next stop in Schladming, AUT on January 11. This Tuesday night race is traditionally held in Flachau, AUT but has been moved, giving the women an opportunity to race at the famed slope where the men will race two weeks later. 

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