Hardware collection continues to grow for Mollie Jepsen, adds super-G silver to haul
Lillehammer, NOR (January 15, 2022) -- If there were any doubts about Mollie Jepsen (West Vancouver, BC) in her comeback season, she has thoroughly laid them to rest with her dominant performances this year.
At today’s super-G event in Lillehammer at the 2021 Snow Sport World Championships, Mollie skied an aggressive run and finished second on the podium, only 0.45 behind the Russian gold medal winner Varvara Voronchikhina.
Of her racing, Mollie says she is “happy with my speed. There’s more in the tank but I’m still building.”
The elements have made the runs more demanding than ever, with sub-zero temperatures at night freezing and glazing over the runs after +8 temperatures during the day.
The 2021-2022 season also marks the return to international competition for the Canadian Para Alpine Team, who were sidelined for the entirety of 2020-2021 due to the fluctuating circumstances of the global pandemic. While this provided an opportunity for extended training for the team, there were some questions about what the competition field would look like going back into the World Cup circuit this year.
“There was definitely a period of time when we weren’t racing last year that I wasn’t sure what the competition field would be like,” Mollie explains. “It’s great to have such a tight race and be up there with Marie [Bochet] who I’ve looked up to my whole racing career and Varvara, it was a great day.”
The Canadians will take a break tomorrow before switching gears and tackling the super combined on Monday, January 17, 2022.
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