Marie-Michèle Gagnon throws down in Val d’Isère

Marie-Michèle Gagnon throws down in Val d’Isère

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Calgary AB, (December 19, 2020) – Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) was the only Canadian in today’s downhill from Val d’Isère, FRA but she didn’t let the pressure get to her. Blocking out the noise she charged to a career-best in the downhill with a 10th place finish. 

“Today was a great performance for me, my best in the downhill. I’m very happy that I was able to bring the same attitude that I’ve had all summer to my racing,” Marie-Michèle said after her race. “I’ve been consistently fast and solid on my skies and comparing myself to the girls who are winning right now and being right in there.”

After the first weekend of speed races was canceled in early December due to weather Marie-Michèle was chomping at the bit to get going. In yesterday’s first day of downhill racing, Marie-Michèle finished in 18th but she knew she had more in the tank and is ready to keep the momentum going into 2021. 

“For me today was a step that I needed to take. I’m excited to improve, especially with the super G tomorrow. I’m happy to be in a place where I’m attacking in my skiing again, it’s been a while since I have felt like that,” reflected Marie-Michèle. 

Marie-Michèle will be joined in tomorrow's super-G by Candace Crawford (Toronto, ON).

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