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The Year In Sports



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30 - Whistler's Victoria Whitney is third in a Nor-Am giant slalom, her second medal of the season.

30 - Tyler Mosher tops the para snowboarding nationals.

30-31 - Freestylers add four more medals to their tally at Deer Valley, two in moguls and two in aerials.



5-8 - Whistler hosts World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events at the Whistler Sliding Centre. In skeleton, Canadians Jon Montgomery and Jeff pain are first and third on the men's side, while Melissa Hollingsworth sets a new women's record for the sport. The women's bobsleigh team of Kallie Humphries and Heather Boyse earns a silver medal, while Pierre Lueders and David Bissett win bronze for the men.

6-7 - Perfect conditions for the annual Peak to Valley race. The Way She Goes is the top team with a combined time of 23:40.04 on the 5.75 km giant slalom course, which runs from the top of The Saddle and finishes in Creekside.

7-8 - Jen Segger places second in the 24 Hours of Sunlight Randonee Race in Wyoming, climbing over 10,000 vertical metres.

7 - John Kucera ends the alpine team's podium drought with a gold medal in the world championship downhill.

7-8 - Canadian freestylers win eight medals, including five gold, at World Cup test events at Cypress. There is a podium sweep on the men's side in ski cross - Chris DelBosco, Stan Hayer and Davey Barr - while Aleisha Clina wins the women's race and Ashleigh McIvor picks up the silver medal. Steve Omischl wins gold in aerials and Alexandre Bilodeau and Jenn Heil win gold in moguls.

13-16 - Whistler skiers reach the podium at the K2 Gold Cup and Enquist Slalom. Broderick Thompson wins all three of his Gold Cup races and one Enquist race, while Kailee Darlington wins two gold and a silver in the Gold Cup and two gold medals in the Enquist.

14 - WMSC skiers dominate the inaugural B.C. Ski Cross Championship. In the FIS category Marielle Thompson and Nadia Samer are first and second for the women, and Ian McDonald is second for the men.

15 - Whistler's Maëlle Ricker three-peats at the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom.

15 - Whistler's Mike Janyk makes history with a bronze medal in the alpine world championships.

16 - Four Whistler athletes earn Premier's Athletic Awards for the previous year. Recipients are skier Conrad Pridy, mountain biker Tyler Allison, snowboarder Helen Schettini and para-alpine skier Sam Daniels.

20-22 - Whistler hosts a Luge World Cup test event, where a new course record of 153.9 km/h is set by Germany's Felix Loch.