Calgary, Alta. (January 20, 2023) – Broderick Thompson (Whistler, BC) raced to a career best ninth place in downhill at today’s FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup race in Kitzbühel, Austria. This is Thompson’s 73rd World Cup start and his first top 10 since a third-place finish last season in the super-G in Beaver Creek.
Navigating the always difficult Streif downhill course under challenging conditions today, Thompson started 39th and punched his way to a top 10 thanks to an especially strong middle section.
“I’m super excited about a 9th place finish today. Especially starting 39th I think it’s amazing,” said a smiling Thompson. “The training runs gave me the confidence I needed, and this result gives me more confidence. Kitzbühel is an electric environment and I’m excited to push again tomorrow.”
Two other Canadian men scored World Cup points today with Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) finishing 19th, his career best result in Kitzbühel, and Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) in 25th place. James (Jack) Crawford (Toronto, ON) was 38th, Jeffrey Read (Canmore, AB) 51st and Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) rounded out the Canadians in 52nd.
Canada’s women alpine racers were in northern Italy in Cortina d’Ampezzo for today’s FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Downhill. Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler, BC) came in 44th and Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) didn’t finish her run.
FIS Para Alpine Ski World Championships 2023 at Espot and La Molina, Spain, are on now through January 30th.
Ski cross returns to World Cup racing this weekend, January 21-22 in Idre Fjäll, Sweden.
Men’s alpine continue in Kitzbühel, Austria, this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and a slalom on Sunday.
Women race some more in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.
FIS Junior World Ski Championships continue in St. Anton, Austria, through January 25th.
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