Calgary AB, (January 12, 2021) – Under the lights in Flachau, AUT Laurence St-Germain (Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) pushed through light snowfall to finish the day in 8th spot. Laurence, the sole Canadian to finish inside the top 30, was undaunted and pushed her speed on the second run to finish under three seconds back of American Mikaela Shiffrin.
“I’m super happy with my race today. It felt good to be back in the top 10 and I felt like I had more intensity than the last couple races,” Laurence said after the race.
Laurence’s eighth-place finish marks the third year in a row that she has finished in the top-15 on this course and shows a consistent improvement in her skiing. In 2019 Laurence finished in 13th, followed by a 10th place finish last year at this annual nighttime affair. This result also marks her third top-10 performance of the year.
“It was weird to be here with no fans, normally you can hear the crowd the whole way down and it was so silent,” reflected Laurence. “But it was still such a great race and the snow was really good.”
From Flachau, some of the women’s team will head to Kranjska Gora, SLO for a weekend of giant slalom racing. The team is feeling good with energizing performance by team veterans Erin Mielzynski and Laurence in the last month. Now that we’re in the thick of the season, the women of Team Canada to continue to stand amongst the best in the world.
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