Calgary, Alta. (January 28, 2017) – The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team was back in race mode today contesting the super combined title at the World Para-Alpine Skiing Championships. The Canadians continued to stand on the podium with Mac Marcoux (guide Jack Leitch) picking up silver and Alana Ramsay finishing with a bronze.
Marcoux capitalized on his strength in the super-G run, finishing in second-place. Taking that speed into the slalom, Marcoux closed the gap on the fastest time, holding his second-place finish for this third medal of the Championships. Marcoux had the fastest visually impaired slalom run of the day setting himself up for success in the tech races in the days to come.
“I started off a little hesitant and I struggled a lot with light on the first run,” said Marcoux. “Overall I was skiing very conservatively in the super-G and left some ground to make up going into the slalom. I did a couple extra slalom warm up runs to get back into the rhythm and I think it went really well. I made up some time but I still ended up a little short from the top of the podium. I’m super stoked on our first super combi finish this season and I’m looking forward to the rest of the tech races this season.”
Calgary’s Alana Ramsay sat in second-place after the super-G. Falling just one spot after her slalom run, Ramsay picks up her third medal of the Championships finishing in third-place in the super combined.
“Today was a good day,” said Ramsay. “The super-G was a fun set and I fought all the way to the finish. I am happy with my day and happy with how well it ended. Congratulations to Mac and Jack on their podium today!”
Kirk Schornstein, from Spruce Grove, landed his best-ever result in a super combined race, moving up three spots after the super-G with a smoking slalom run. Schornstein finished the day in fourth-place, despite breaking a pole on the fourth gate of the slalom run.
“It’s easy to get frustrated when equipment doesn’t work properly but it’s done and dealt with and I still had a pretty awesome day,” said Schornstein.
With three of five races done, Canada currently has seven World Championship medals, including two gold, three silver and two bronze.
The team takes their final rest day tomorrow before going into back-to-back technical disciplines.
3 – Alana Ramsay
DNF - Erin Latimer
4 – Kirk Schornstein
11 – Alexis Guimond
DNF - Braydon Luscombe
Men’s Visually Impaired
2 –Mac Marcoux
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