Para-alpine skiing: a bronze medal before the break for Alexis Guimond

Para-alpine skiing: a bronze medal before the break for Alexis Guimond


(Sportcom) – After being weakened by a virus earlier this week, Alexis Guimond wrapped up the Para-Alpine Skiing World Cup in Saalbach in fine fashion, finishing third in the super-G disputed Saturday, at the end of the event. 

The Gatineau skier posted a cumulative time of 1 min 14.86 s at the end of his two runs of the day on the track Austrian. In the end, he was only beaten by Frenchman Arthur Bauchet (1 min 13.86 s) and Austrian Markus Salcher (+0.52 s).

“Personally, it was a good day overall. The course was quite difficult, but I was still able to come out on good skiing to complete some satisfying runs,” commented the man who at the same time won his third World Cup medal of the campaign.

“It's a good result, especially in the current circumstances with the virus, but the silver medal really wasn't that far away. For the next time, we push even faster and we aim even higher,” he concluded.

Also in action on Saturday, Frédérique Turgeon, who had won two medals in the downhill earlier this week, was unable to complete her second run in the women's standing event. The athlete from Candiac was thus excluded from the classification of the event.

The World Cup circuit for para-alpine skiing will remain in Austria, where the next stage will be presented at the end of the month. February, this time near Kitzbühel. Turgeon will be there to take part in the slaloms, while Guimond will return home to take advantage of a break before the speed events resume in March.