Calgary, Alta. (March 11, 2017) – The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team is in South Korea testing out the 2018 Paralympic venue over the next week. Today the team ran a downhill and true to form, Sault Ste. Marie’s Mac Marcoux continued his hot streak capturing a first-place finish.
“I’m super stoked to come away with the win today,” said Marcoux. “ Especaillay since it was only our second run down the track! Every run counts at this point and I can’t wait to get back next year!”
In the men’s standing category, 17-year-old Alexis Guimond captured a second-place result, demonstrating his potential as a medal contendor in the 2018 Paralympic Games. Spruce Grove, Alberta’s Kirk Schornstein finished in sixth-place.
“I really enjoyed the track,” said Guimond. “The snow was soft but I was able to put together a strong downhill run. I’m really looking forward to racing this track in a year’s time.”
On the ladies’ side, all five Canadians landed in the top ten with Calgary’s Alana Ramsay leading the team with a second-place finish. Toronto’s Erin Latimer finished in the top five with a fifth-place result in the first race on the 2018 PyeongChang track.
“It feels great to be here in Korea,” said Ramsay. “The track is in really good shape. I was happy that I took a few seconds off my training run. It was a great day! The test events are going great!”
The team will take advantage of a day off on Monday before running a super-G on Tuesday.
2 – Alana Ramsay
5 - Erin Latimer
8 – Frederique Turgeon
Men’s Visually Impaired
1 –Mac Marcoux
2 – Alexis Guimond
6 – Kirk Schornstein
DNF - Braydon Luscombe