Calgary, AB. (Mar 19, 2024) — Michaela Gosselin (Collingwood, ON), making her first World Cup start since the 2022 Beijing Paralympics, finished fifth in the women’s standing category in today’s giant slalom at the FIS Para Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in Sella Nevea (ITA). Racing for the first time after recovering from a knee injury kept her out of competition, Gosselin, bronze medalist at the 2021 World Championships, was fifth in the first run today and fourth in her second run.

“I’m super stoked to be back on the circuit after two long years of rehab that felt like forever,” said Gosselin. “It was really exciting to be able to race again. There’s room for improvement in my skiing and planning to build off today and through the other races this week. Overall it feels great to finally be back racing.”

Today was the first of three giant slaloms this week, to go along with a slalom and a super-G at these World Cup Finals to wrap up the season. Kalle Ericsson (Kimberley, BC), and guide Sierra Smith (Ottawa, ON) were fourth today in men visually impaired while Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB) did not finish his second run in the men sitting. Alexis Guimond (Gatineau, QC) did not finish his first run in men standing.

For safety reasons due to snow conditions, the race jury cancelled the downhill race at these World Cup Finals so the season title Crystal Globes were handed out today with two Canadians on the podium. Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB) finished second in men’s sitting and Frédérique Turgeon (Montreal, QC) placed third in women’s standings. Canadians is in tight battles for the season titles in the other events this week.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Para-alpine World Cup Finals continue through March 25  

Ski cross race their Finals in Idre Fjäll (SWE) Mar 22 and 23

Alpine World Cup Finals continue through Mar 24

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