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Canadian para skier Guimond picks up super-G gold, bronze at World Cup stop

By The Canadian Press on December 20, 2023.

Canadian para skier Alexis Guimond made two trips to the podium at a World Cup super-G stop on Wednesday. Guimond competes in the men's super-G, standing, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, in Beijing, Sunday, March 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andy Wong

STEINACH AM BRENNER, Austria – Canadian para skier Alexis Guimond made two trips to the podium at a World Cup super-G stop on Wednesday.

Guimond, from Gatineau, Que., skied to gold in the event’s second men’s standing race of the day after earning a bronze earlier.

This win was Guimond’s first in a World Cup super-G since 2018, but he has skied to nine consecutive podium finishes dating back to last season.

Guimond said after the second race that he was happy to get a long awaited win and was “sick and tired” of finishing second and third.

Calgary’s Kurt Oatway, competing in the men’s sitting category, was fourth in the opening race and third in the second race for his second podium of the season.

Frédérique Turgeon of Montreal did not finish her first race and placed fifth in the women’s standing category.

The para alpine World Cup stop continues Thursday with giant slalom races.

“Today is encouraging heading into tomorrow’s race,” Guimond said. “We’ve done lots of giant slalom training and I’m feeling pretty good.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 20, 2023.

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