Calgary, AB. (November 12, 2023) — Two Canadian women placed in the top 10 at today’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup race in Levi, Finland. Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) delivered back-to-back sixth place finishes this weekend, while Laurence St-Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) raced to seventh place today.
Under a blue sky and racing on long shadows from the setting sun in the Lapland region of Finland, Nullmeyer was sixth after the first run and held that position with a strong second run. St-Germain was a model of consistency today finishing ninth in the first run and seventh in the second run. St-Germain has now finished in the top 10 in three of the last five World Cup slaloms dating back to last season.
“Levi has never really been my friend, so really happy with two six places this weekend,” said a pleased Nullmeyer. “It felt good to be in that position after the first run today. There were some nerves ahead of the second run that I’m happy I was able to manage, and I was able to relax and focus on the skiing. I’m super happy that Lau was right there with me, and I think these results will help us build for a strong season.”
“Super happy with this result,” said St-Germain. “I skied two good runs today, especially my second run that was more similar to how I’ve been training. I skied OK yesterday but had a mistake that was really costly so today I wanted to show what I could do. It’s just awesome to have Ali and I in the top seven. Her weekend shows just how strong our team is and what we can push for this season.”
“We’ll now head back to Canada, I’ll get some time at school, and then we’ll be training for Killington. I’m super excited for Killington it’s my favourite race with it being close to home. It should a lot of fun.”
Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC) and Justine Lamontagne (St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) did not advance to the second run.
Sunday’s men’s downhill in Zermatt-Cervinia was again cancelled for safety reasons due to heavy snowfall.
Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)
Women speed race downhill at Zermatt-Cervinia, SUI, Nov 18-19.
Men tech race slalom in Gurgl, AUT, Nov 18.
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