Kvitfjell, NOR (March 6, 2022) – Canadian men wrapped up a dream weekend in Kvitfjell, Norway, with Jack Crawford from Toronto, ON skiing into second place in Sunday’s final World Cup super G race of the season. This is Crawford’s first-ever World Cup podium and the Canadian Ski Team’s second podium of the weekend following Cam Alexander’s career first victory in the men’s downhill on Friday.
Wearing bib 19, Crawford was the day’s fastest skier through the mid-section, crossing the finish line just 0.07 short of Norway’s Aamodt Aleksander Kilde’s winning time of 1:25.91.
“I’m super happy with what I’ve done this year. My dream is to win a Globe, so to show that I can be this consistent on the World Cup tour year-round is something that means a lot to me,” says Crawford, who is still fresh from his bronze medal in the Alpine Combined earned at the 2022 Olympics.
“I was getting nervous that I wasn’t going to end up on the podium this season, but watching Cam end up on top after the battle he’s had this season is what pushed me to new heights today,” adds Crawford whose previous career best result in super G is a 5th place achieved in Wengen, SUI in January.
Austria’s Matthias Mayer, who took gold in the discipline at the Beijing Olympics, rounded out the podium behind Crawford, 0.12 off the pace.
The last time a Canadian man was on the super G podium at Kvitfjell was in 2017 when Erik Guay finished 3rd.
“There’s something special happening in our team right now. Everyone is showing it, we clearly have a lot of speed as a country and I think this is just the start of something,” says Alexander.
Broderick Thompson from North Vancouver, BC, was the 21st racer down the course. Thompson crossed the finish line 1.09 behind Kilde, which put him in 15th position in the tightly packed results. Earlier this season, Thompson also earned his career first World Cup podium with a 3rd place finish in the Beaver Creek super G.
Adding to the list of career best results is Trevor Philp from Calgary, AB. Philp skied to 17th place in today’s race, good for his best-ever World Cup result in the discipline. Philp, who has been focused on technical events for most of his career, has been showing much promise in super G, skiing into 10th place in the Olympic event just a few weeks ago.
Jeffrey Read, who was hoping to build momentum from his career best 7th place result in Saturday’s downhill, did not finish. Cam Alexander and Brodie Seger also skied out of the course.
The men’s World Cup circuit now moves to Flachau, AUT and Kranjska Gora, SLO for the final slalom and giant slalom events of the season.
The season will conclude in Courchevel/Meribel, FRA for the World Cup finals held from March 14-20, 2022. Only the top 20 racers in each discipline are invited to compete.
After today’s race, Crawford sits in 6th place in the World Cup super G standings. He is joined by Broderick Thompson sitting in 18th position. Norway’s Kilde leads the standings.
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