Canadians capitalize on home mountain with nine gold at Para alpine World Cup

February 12, 2018

KIMBERLEY, B.C. – Mac Marcoux and his guide Jack Leitch swept gold in all four races and Alana Ramsay added two victories to highlight a nine-victory weekend for the Canadian team at the Para alpine World Cup final.

The victories are a huge confidence boost for the Canadians with the Paralympic Winter Games set to start on March 9 in PyeongChang.

Marcoux and Leitch were also crowned the overall World Cup champions for the men’s visually impaired for the 2017-18 season.

On Saturday, Marcoux and Leitch placed first in two downhill races and repeated the exploit on Sunday in the two super G events.

‘’We are both beyond excited with how the weekend worked out,’’ said Marcoux, from Sault Ste Marie, Ont. ‘’Couldn’t be more excited with how we finished today.’’

‘’Our confidence is definitely up there for sure,’’ added Leitch. ‘’Especially knowing that it’s not our best skiing out there and we got a little more in the tank.’’
‘’We can’t wait for the Games.’’

Ramsay earned a victory in first women’s standing downhill and the first super G. She was also third in the second Super G.

‘’It’s awesome to be here,’’ she said. ‘’The snow made it a little bit difficult but the course was set perfect and we were able to get that speed and go.’’

Molly Jepsen of Whistler, B.C., added a super G win and two silver; Alexis Guimond of Gatineau, Que., took the men’s second super G along with two bronze, Kurt Oatway of Calgary posted a gold in a men’s sitting downhill and Braydon Luscombe of Duncan,B.C., was third in the second men’s standing downhill.

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