Calgary, AB, (February 11, 2021) – Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) kicked off the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with a career-best performance. Starting with bib 28, and patiently waiting through a course delay, Brodie jumped 24 spots to finish in fourth, just 0.04 off the podium. Made all the more impressive is that Brodie spent a month recuperating from a shoulder injury that kept him off the World Cup tour until just last weekend.
“I’m incredibly fired up right now. This has been such a strange and difficult season dealing with my first real injury ever when I felt like my skiing was in a really good spot,” Brodie said after his race. “Going through my first surgery and first rehab. Pushing as hard as I could to get back for this event. I am just so thankful for everyone who helped me get back to good health.”
Jack Crawford (Toronto, ON) finished in 14th and Jeff Read (Canmore, AB) finished in 18th, both career-best World Championship finishes for the Canadian youngsters. This is the first time the Canadian men have raced at this venue and so far, they like it.
“So far it seems like this hill is really fun. It’s a new hill for everyone so I’m just looking forward to seeing how it plays out, but I think it’s going to be really fun,” Brodie said.
After delays due to weather over the last few days the teams were forced to patiently wait to get onto the track and kick out of the start gate. Looking ahead, Brodie and the rest of the team, are excited for what will be an action-packed few days with back to back downhill and alpine combined races.
“So far so good, I mean it was a strange first couple of days dealing with weather but we knew it was supposed to get colder and it was looking like we’d get some good weather.”
Brodie and the rest of the Canadian men’s speed team will be kicking out of the start gate Sunday for the men’s downhill. Catch all the action on CBCSports.ca beginning at 5:00 AM ET / 3:00 AM MT.
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