Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team rookies net two additional medals before holiday break
St. Moritz, SUI (December 21, 2021) - In the final competition of the calendar year, the Para Alpine Ski Team found more success in the slalom with two new faces celebrating second and third place finishes.
Michaela Gosselin, who is competing on the World Cup circuit in her inaugural season stepped on the podium for the first time in the women’s standing slalom, while Katie Combaluzier grabbed the silver in the sit-ski slalom, her second medal this month.
“This is a great result for Michaela,” says coach Jean-Sébastien Labrie. “She is learning to let the skis run more in the fall line in the racing environment, manages her runs well tactically, and took some risks at the right positions in the course. We [the team] are pumped for her!”
“Hitting the podium today was the perfect way to wrap up my first World Cup series,” Michaela adds. “I’m pleased with the progress I’m making with my skiing so far, and I’m excited to see what the New Year has in store.”
The slalom event today is the last race for the team, before they reboot in 2022 for World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway January 13-23, which has been rescheduled from last season
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