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Janyks lead alpine efforts

Britt fourth in two super-G, Michael ninth in slalom

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Fernie’s Emily Brydon also earned points, placing 24 th .

In Saturday’s downhill, VanderBeek was the fastest Canadian in 13 th place, while Janyk placed 20 th . Goetschl picked up her second gold of the weekend, followed by teammates Elisabeth Goergl and Maria Holaus.

In the second super G on Sunday, Janyk proved that Friday’s result was no fluke with her second fourth place finish — this time missing the podium by just 0.28 seconds.

“I’m definitely feeling pretty good,” she said. “I’m fourth and of course I would have liked to have been on the podium but the fact that I’ve had two fourth place finishes on the weekend tells me that the podium is within my reach and that’s a great feeling.

“Now that I’m fourth I can see more and more that it’s attainable to be on the podium.”

With the points she earned on the weekend Janyk climbed to sixth overall in the World Cup SG rankings, as well as 28 th on the DH rankings. She is also 22 nd in the Combined standings.

VanderBeek and Genevieve Simard also cracked the top-30 Sunday, finishing 10 th and 29 th respectively though they were separated by just 1.11 seconds.

While Britt was earning points in Italy, her younger brother Michael was leading the men’s technical team at Kitzbuhel, Austria.

In Saturday’s slalom he was the lone Canadian to qualify for a second run, finishing his day in ninth place.

“It was another solid result,” he said. “I am happy with my skiing. I went all out and made some mistakes, but you have to do that if you want to be on that podium.”

Mike is now ranked fifth in the slalom standings, buoyed by a silver medal performance in Beaver Creek earlier this year. He has also been the most consistent member of the technical team, with three top-10 results to his credit leading up to the events in Kitzbuhel.

This was the first race where Janyk featured the Resort Municipality of Whistler logo on his helmet, after announcing a sponsorship deal with his hometown last week.

He also used his ninth place result to give kudos to his sister, one day after her first fourth place finish.

“She worked very hard in the summer, and it’s good to have her back in the game,” he said. “She is one of the hardest working girls on the circuit and she’ll podium sooner than later.”

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