Sports » Features

Janyks lead alpine efforts

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

by

comment

Page 3 of 3

Jens Byggmark of Sweden took the gold medal, while Mario Matt of Austria picked up the silver and Alois Vogl of Germany claimed bronze.

In a second slalom, on Sunday, Janyk again qualified in the top-30 for a second run, but ended up with a DNF after straddling a gate close to the finish line. He was on pace to crack the top-10 once again.

Mike shrugged off the incident. “You can’t really think about straddling that gate. It happens so quickly. If you want to win, you’ve got to ski on the edge. You take chances. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s always better to come once on a podium than twice in the 10 th position.”

Byggmark picked up his second gold of the weekend, and Matt his second silver. Italy’s Manfred Moelgg took the bronze.

For the next two weekends the Canadians who qualified will be at the FIS Alpine World Championships in Are, Sweden.

Add a comment