Calgary, Alta. (January 19, 2023) Alpine Canada formally introduced in the present day the 4 athletes chosen to signify Canada on the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships beginning this week in Espot, Spain. With a third-place end and 6 medals on the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, this World Cup workforce is anticipated to set the stage for the 2026 Winter Paralympics in Milan, Cortina.
“Congratulations to the athletes included on the team,” mentioned Teresa Brisson, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. “It is important to start picking up the pace at the start of the Paralympic Quadrennial. Cortina 2026 will be here before we know it and every competition, especially the World Championships, is a key step in the Cortina process to get the best results.”
“We are recovering from the success in Beijing and we will have a small team of four athletes competing in these World Championships,” mentioned Will Marshall, Head Coach of Team Canada in Para Skiing. who’s in his first season in that function. “The team trained in Panorama, BC where the weather was perfect and we had some great training days. Conditions here in Spain look good with a lot of snow forecast. The team wants to get off to a good start in high speed events in the first few days and use that momentum to improve performance at these World Championships.”
World Cup Team:
Alexis GimondGatineau (KK), Ski Club Mont Tremblant, date of start: May 11, 1999, fourth world championship.
- Best World Championship end result: bronze, Tarvisio, Italy, 2017.
- Outlook: We intend to take care of momentum from a robust efficiency in December, together with a 3rd place end on the World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Brian RowlandMerrickville, Ontario, Calabogie Peaks Ski Club, born March 14, 1986, 2nd World Championship.
- Best World Championship end result: twelfth, Lillehammer, Norway 2022
- Outlook: The observe ought to match Brian’s racing model as he fights for a top-five end.
Frederic TerjeonCandiac (QC), Bromont Ski Club, date of start: 1999-03-25, third world championship.
- Best World Championship end result: silver, Kranjska Gora, Slovakia, 2019
- Prospects: Chasing the rostrum in super-G, slalom and probably downhill
Kurt OkwayCalgary (African Republic), Regina Alpine Race Team, date of start: February 23, 1984, fifth world championship.
- Best World Championship end result: Silver x 2, Kranjska Gora, Slovakia, 2019
- Outlook: Recovery from damage finally yr’s World Cup. Successful preparation for this season is over, participation in these world championships is a spotlight.
Four athletes: Cathy Combalusier (Toronto, Ontario – Medical Student Residency), Mac Markoo (Salt Sainte Marie, Ontario – Injury), Michela Gosselin (Collingwood, Ontario – Injury) and Molly Jepsen (West Vancouver, BC – trauma/examine). ) are usually not taking part this season, however they’re within the workforce’s plans for the long run.
The FIS Para Alpine Skiing World Championships will happen from 21 to 29 January and are attributable to begin on Saturday with males’s and girls’s downhill occasions. To see the total schedule and outcomes of the World Cup, click on here. Fans can watch the races on the FIS Alpine YouTube channel (hyperlink here).
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