New Discipline, Same Great Results for Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team

New Discipline, Same Great Results for Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team

Photo Caption Luc Percival

Calgary, AB (January 11, 2020) – Another day on the slopes for the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team at the World Para-Alpine Skiing World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, meant more opportunity to stand on the podium for a team that has already seen incredible success in the first three World Cup races of the season. Mollie Jepsen (West Vancouver, BC) and Mac Marcoux (Sault-Ste Marie, ON) with Guide Tristan Rodgers (Ottawa, ON) continue to exceed expectations with more gold medals in the giant slalom in the Women’s Standing and Men’s Visually Impaired Categories. Alexis Guimond (Gatineau, QC) who was on the podium two of the last three days, finished in 2nd spot in the Men’s Standing Category. 

For Marcoux and Rodgers to see such success in GS is exciting, “GS has been a bit of a struggle this season in training, so Tristan’s and I are stoked to be able to put two good runs together! Good vibes all around the CPAST crew this week! Can’t wait to get after it tomorrow!”

For Jepsen a start like this is only making her hungry for more, “after time away from training last season it has been a little tricky to find the speed again in GS so even more stoked to have put down two clean runs! The confidence level is sweet on the whole team and I’m looking forward to tomorrow!”

Guimond feels that he can do more work and get even faster, “I am so happy on a strong performance in GS. Some great skiing on my part. Still a bit hesitant on the course especially on the first run but slowly feeling more and more confident.There is still a lot of work to do in GS to catch up to the race winner” he said. 

Team Results: 

Women - Standing 

Mollie Jepsen 1st

Frederique Turgeon DSQ

Mel Pemble DNF

Men – Visually Impaired

Mac Marcoux (Guide: Tristan Rodgers) – 1st

Men - Standing 

Alexis Guimond – 2nd

Men - Sitting 

Kurt Oatway – 5th

The team will now move into the second day of slalom races in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. 

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