Guimond and Jepsen win silver medals at Para alpine World Cup

Canadian Paralympic Committee

December 10, 2021

Second place finishes come in the giant slalom


STEINACH AM BRENNER, Austria – Alexis Guimond of Gatineau, Que. and Mollie Jepsen of Whistler, B.C. each collected a silver medal in their respective giant slalom races Friday as the season opening World Cup on the Para alpine skiing circuit continued in Austria.

In the men’s standing event, Arthur Bauchet of France clocked the fastest times on both runs for first place in two minutes and 6.68 seconds. Guimond was third after the first run but showed more aggression on the second to take the silver in 2:08.47. Theo Gmuer of Switzerland was third in 2:08.90 out of 25 entries.

‘’I’m proud of my medal and I showed what I could do,’’ said Guimond, 22, who earned two medals earlier this week in the Super G races. ‘’I really pushed hard on the second run to catch the Swiss skier. I’m confident I have the capabilities to catch Bauchet in the future.’’

In the women’s standing race, Mengqiu Zhang of China was dominant in victory. Jepsen, a quadruple medallist at the 2018 Paralympics, was second in 2:16.18 and Marie Bochet of France third in 2:17.23.

Alana Ramsay of Calgary was sixth and Michaela Gosselin of Collingwood, Ont. finished eighth. Frédérique Turgeon of Candiac, Que. fell on her second run.

Logan Leach of Lumby, B.C. and his guide Julien Petit of Bromont, Que., were sixth in the men’s visually impaired GS.

Full results:

With files from Sportcom

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