First day of Competition at Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships

February 7, 2017

BIG WHITE, B.C. Under challenging conditions including snowfall, fog, and limited visibility, Team Canada had many performances to be proud of in the Para Snowboardcross World Championships.
 
In tightly contested races, Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB) and Alex Massie (Barrie, ON) finished just shy of the World Championships podium in 4th position in their respective categories.

 

 

 
After competing in their first World Cup events barely a year earlier, many Canadian Para Snowboarders made their presence felt on the world stage with Andrew Genge (Oshawa, ON), Gerrit van Bruggen (St.Albert, AB) and Curt Minard (Vernon, BC) all finishing within the top 8 of their respective classifications.

Results women
Results men
 
Riders will have an off day on Sunday before resuming on Monday, February 6 with Banked Slalom training before World Championship Banked Slalom races on the 7th.

 

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