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With the men’s races at Kitzbühel, Austria cancelled due to lack of snow, next up for the alpine team are the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden from Feb. 3 to 18.
Big medal haul for disabled ski team
The Canadian Disabled Alpine Ski Team claimed 10 medals in three days of racing in Aspen, Colorado, to open the Para-Alpine World Cup season.
On the first day, visually impaired skier Chris Williamson won both super G races with guide A.J. Brown, while Lauren Woolstencroft won both races in the standing category. Kimberly Joines, a sit skier, did not finish her first race, but came back in the second event to win Canada’s fifth gold of the day.
In the first giant slalom on day two, visually impaired skier Kathleen Forestell and guide Emily Glossop picked up the silver medal, while Whistler’s Brad Lennea placed ninth in the men’s sit-ski event.
In the second giant slalom on day two, Forestell picked up her second silver, while Lauren Woolstencroft placed second in her category. Chris Williamson placed third.
In the final slalom, Woolstencroft and Williamson took gold medals to make it four medals each. Whistler’s Matt Hallat placed ninth in the men’s standing category.