Alexis Guimond made an impressive Paralympic Games debut in 2018 with a bronze medal in the giant slalom and fourth place finishes in the downhill and super G.
Guimond burst out of the gates in his rookie season on the international circuit during the 2016-17 season. In January 2017, Guimond won bronze in the giant slalom at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Italy, his first career world championship medal.
Just a month earlier, he earned his first career World Cup win, placing first in the giant slalom at Kransjka Gora, Slovenia. It was the first World Cup win for Canada in the men’s standing giant slalom event in 10 years.
In March 2017, Guimond raced the Para alpine World Cup Final on the course that will be used for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, in South Korea. He won the gold medal in the giant slalom and silver in both the Super G and downhill. He ranked third overall for the downhill.
2018 - bronze medal in giant slalom at Paralympic Winter Games... Bronze medal in giant slalom at 2017 Para Alpine World Championships… First career World Cup win in January 2017… Named Quebec Alpin’s Male Rising Star of the Year… Double gold medallist at 2015 Canada Games…
Has hemiparesis, which affects the right side of his body. Suffered a stroke at six months and another stroke in 2012 while mountain biking…He spent three days in a coma after the second stroke and didn’t walk for weeks…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - giant slalom - 3rd
- 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - super G - 4th
- 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - downhill - 4th
- 2017 World Para Alpine Championships – giant slalom – 3rd
- 2017 World Para Alpine World Championships – Super G – 7th
- 2017 World Para Alpine World Championships – downhill – 9th
- 2017 World Cup (Slovenia) – giant slalom – 1st
- 2016 Word Cup Final (Aspen, Colorado) – giant slalom – 9th
Pyeongchang, South Korea
1 bronze medals