Canadian Women Shine Bright in Lienz

Canadian Women Shine Bright in Lienz

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Calgary, AB (December 29, 2019) – It was an incredible day for Canada at the last women’s competition this decade. Laurence St-Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) skied clean on a tough course to finish in 9th place and Erin Mielzynski (Collingwood, ON) put together two good runs to finish in 12th. With three Canadian women in the second run, the team is in race mode for 2020.

St-Germain, who is coming off a 5th place finish in the parallel slalom in St. Moritz earlier this month was happy with the day, despit a tough second run. 

“I am super happy with a great result again today! I wish I had a stronger second run but the nerves got me a little bit! I’m really stoked with my top 10 today and Im excited for more!” St-Germain said. 

For Mielzynski to put together two clean runs and be in the top 12 means that the work is paying off. 

“The day was a lot of fun. The snow was awesome, quite icy. For me I’ve been struggling with finishing for quite a while so I’m really satisfied to take this first step and build a little confidence. I know there is more in the tank, so I think it was a really good day. Our team has been skiing really well” Mielzynski said. 

Roni Remme (Collingwood, ON) did not finish her second run after missing a gate. Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) and Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC) did not qualify for second run. 

The women now move on to Zagreb, Croatia for a race next weekend. 

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Whitney Hunter I Manager of Communications 
whunter@alpinecanada.orgI 403-471-6032

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