Calgary, AB. (Jan 31, 2024) — Canada continued its strong results at the FIS Para Alpine Ski World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA). Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB) stood on the podium for the second day in a row, finishing third in today’s super-G in the men sitting category after finishing second in yesterday’s downhill. Alexis Guimond (Gatineau, QC), in the men’s standing category, was back on the podium today also with a third-place finish.
This is Oatway’s fourth podium this season and his second super-G podium this season.
“Pretty satisfied with today’s third place, “said Oatway. “I had a good approach today and I hit the majority of my cues. Had a big mistake midway through the course, but I recovered well and was able to carry momentum to the bottom. These races are a great test for the 2026 Paralympics here at Cortina and I’ve got two more races to learn even more.”
Guimond put himself back on the podium today in Cortina looking to start a new streak after starting the season with seven consecutive podiums that has him in third place in this season’s World Cup super-G standings.
“I felt really great on the skis today, especially in the top and middle sections, “said Guimond. “I had a solid approach today, being aggressive and looking for speed right from the start. Really satisfied with the effort and looking forward to the next races.”
Kalle Ericsson (Kimberley, BC), and guide Sierra Smith (Ottawa, ON), continued their consistently strong results with a fourth place in today’s men visually impaired race making it six top four finishes in their six World Cup races together.
Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)
Para-alpine continue racing in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) through Feb 2
Men alpine race SL in Chamonix (FRA) on Feb 4
Ski cross race in Alleghe (ITA) Feb 2 and 3
Women alpine head to Soldeau for races Feb 10 and 11
Alpine Junior World Championships continue in Haute-Savoie (FRA) through Feb 2
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