Calgary, AB (January 14, 2020) – It was a standout day for the women of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in Flachau, AUT as Laurence St-Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC), Erin Mielzynski (Collingwood, ON) and Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) each put together two great runs to finish in 10th, 15th and 16th respectively. The team is flying high after a strong finish in Zagreb last week from St-Germain and Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC) and.
St-Germain, who was only 2.82 seconds back of the leader, has found herself in the top 11 at the last three World Cup races.
“I’m super happy with my race, and I’m happy we have three girls in the top 16. I’m stoked for Ali to get in there with us. It is a pretty sweet bounce back. As for me I’m stoked to have two solid runs. I was going hard, had some mistakes but kept pushing so it was good.”
For team veteran Mielzynski this race proves that the training she has put in is working and she can keep racing her way up the standings.
“Today is a step in the right direction because I’ve been struggling to find my training skiing during races. I made mistakes at the top on both first and second run, however on the second run I was able to put the mistake behind me and go even harder. I’m happy with a top 15, but I’m working hard to put my training skiing in races” said Mielzynski.
The 16th place finish, a personal best, is something that Nullymeyer has been working towards since suffering a debilitating injury where she tore her right and left ACL and left meniscus in Oct. 2017.
“Today felt awesome. It’s been really tough lately just missing second runs the last few races so it felt really great to put two solid runs together. I couldn’t have done it without so many people supporting me and getting me back from my injury.”
Amelia Smart did not qualify for a second run.
The women’s team will now head to Sestriere, Italy for a series beginning this weekend.
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