The Canadian women brought the fire to a dark morning in Levi

The Canadian women brought the fire to a dark morning in Levi

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Calgary AB, (November 22, 2020) – After an amazing start to the women’s World Cup slalom season yesterday, Laurence St- Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) and Erin Mielzynski (Collingwood, ON) laid down another impressive day of racing to finish in 8th and 13th on the second day of slalom racing from Levi, FIN. Fighting through foggy, dark conditions,  the women conquered a tough slalom course with a flat start and difficult pitches, where Petra Vlhova, SVK claimed the top spot for a second day in a row. 

“I was a little nervous for today since I had a good result yesterday but I’m happy how I handled it. I felt ready to attack and I’m stoked with my results.” Laurence said. “I’m really happy again with my race today having two top tens to start the season. I’m really excited for the rest of the season.”

For Erin, this is exactly the start she had trained for all summer, both in Europe and in remote areas of Ontario. 

“It’s cool to see how strong our team is right now. We train mostly alone, as a team, but we’re able to push each other and we all made huge improvements in the summer. It shows that we put in a lot of hard work, and our coaches put in a lot of work to make sure that we got some good training in and that we were ready for these two races,” Erin reflected on the work that the whole team has put in ahead of the season. “I think we can walk away from Levi and know that we did our job!” 

Not to be outdone, Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) who did not finish her first run yesterday held on to finish in 28th today. Ali, who returned from a tough injury last season, is only in her third season of World Cup racing. Watch for her to continue to be a force among the strong Canadian team. 

Roni Remme (Collingwood, ON) did not finish her first run. Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC), who finished in 25thyesterday did not qualify for a second run. 

From here the Audi FIS World Cup Tour heads to Lech for some parallel giant slalom beginning on Friday. 

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