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Austrian sweeps Whistler Cup races



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Tin Siroki of Croatia took the gold medal in 0:59.85, the fastest time of the day. Florian Scheiber of Austria finished with the silver medal in 1:00.36.

Two other Canadians cracked the top 10. Ryan Foote of Edmonton was seventh, followed by Whistler’s own Matthew Holler. Vincent Gilbert-Dore. of Montreal was 12 th , Tyler Nella of Toronto was 14 th , and Calvin White of Edmonton was 18 th to round out the top 20.

Canada would not win any medals on day two or three of the competition, but would continue to post strong results.

In the K2 women’s slalom on April 6, Austria’s Triendl went on to win her second gold medal of the weekend with a combined time of 1:22.97, more than 2.3 seconds faster than the second place finisher, Martine Remsoy of Norway. Third place belonged to Sterling Grant of the U.S.

In the top 20 for Canada were Melissa Yarmaloy in ninth, Erica Watts of Ontario in 10 th , Cynthia Tessier of Quebec in a three-way tie for 13 th , Caroline Brault of Quebec in 19 th , and Kayla Birdgeneau of Alberta in 20 th . Right behind, in 21 st through 23 rd , were Jennifer Graham and Nicole Burgess of Ontario and Whistler’s Allison Leighton. Julia Murray of Whistler was 26 th .

The K2 men’s slalom went to Stefan Baumgartner of Austria in 1:24.43. Mark Mikos of the U.S. made it close in 1:24.47, while Florian Scheiber of Austra finished third in 1:25.58.

In sixth for Canada was Francis Fortin-Houle in 1:27.65. Vincent Gilbert-Dore was 14 th , Jonathan Meier of Alberta was 16 th , Viktor Hlas of Manitoba was 17 th . Whistler skiers Conrad Pridy, Rey Stanislas and Matthew Holler were 20 th through 22 nd . Derek Tsui, Ryan Vaisler and Ng Benz of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club finished 25th, 26 th and 28 th .

In the K1 women’s giant slalom, Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein took the win in 50.64. She was trailed by a pair of Norwegians, Nina Loseth and Thea Hovde, who finished second and third with times of 51.05 and 51.52.

For Canada, Kate Ryley of Toronto was 13 th , Anya Holinski of Edmonton, was 14 th and Jennifer Welton of Ontario was 15 th . Whistler racers Alison Matasi and Jennifer Mah were 18 th and 19 th , and Marie-Elaine Lepine of Quebec finished 20 th .