Lake Louise: the skier Osborne-Paradis and Guay will lead the Canada

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Manuel Osborne-Paradis during a training run in Aspen, Colorado, last march

Manuel Osborne-Paradis was in agreement with the cancellation of the world Cup alpine skiing Lake Louise last year.

 

The Canadian who has won the most medals at that place has not taken part in the event in 2016 since he had to head elsewhere. On the eve of the cancellation of the descent, and his wife, Lana has given birth to a little girl.

 

“I would not have skied. Sloane was born the previous night, remembered Osborne-Paradis. Then as the due date approached, I weren’t a skier so well, anyway. “

 

Sloane Grace Osborne-Paradis will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, while his father, will start from the start gate at Lake Louise.

 

The weather had forced the organizers to cancel the men’s downhill for the first time in 29 years.

 

The world champion of super-G Erik Guay, of Mont-Tremblant, and Osborne-Paradis will lead the canadian team in Alberta.

 

Guay, who also won silver in the downhill at the World championships in 2017, was the first canadian male skier to get a medal in Lake Louise (silver in downhill in 2003).

 

The quest for medals, scholarships and points in the standings of the world Cup will start on Saturday for the downhill riders, even if the Canadians will fight primarily to secure a spot within the olympic team.

 

Since Guay won the super-G and silver in downhill at the World championships, he should be a top 12 in both of these disciplines to ensure its place in the Games to Pyeongchang in February.

 

The canadian skiers are ready for the world Cup in Lake Louise

 

Manuel Osborne-Paradis was in agreement with the cancellation of the world Cup alpine skiing Lake Louise last year.

 

The Canadian who has won the most medals at that place has not taken part in the event in 2016 since he had to head elsewhere. On the eve of the cancellation of the descent, and his wife, Lana has given birth to a little girl.

 

“I would not have skied. Sloane was born the previous night, remembered Osborne-Paradis. Then as the due date approached, I weren’t a skier so well, anyway. This chance has well-made things. “

 

Sloane Grace Osborne-Paradis will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, while his father, will start from the start gate at Lake Louise.

 

The weather had forced the organizers to cancel the component in a man’s descent for the first time in 29 years, although everything was back in order the following week for the ladies.

 

The gods of the sky were more cooperative in 2017, as the leaders of the international ski Federation has given the green light to the organizers of the world Cup from Lake Louise to introduce the downhill and super-G on Sunday.

 

The first downhill training scheduled for Wednesday, has, however, been delayed, then cancelled, due to the impressive amount of snow that fell on the area during the night and the temperature was just above freezing point in the morning. The training runs are also planned for Thursday and Friday.

 

The first world Cup downhill will be less festive than usual.

 

The skier French David Fish died last week during a training run at the complex of ski Nakiska, where many teams, including Canada, prepared for Lake Louise.

 

The royal Canadian mounted police has mentioned that Fish had crossed a safety barrier after falling, before ending his race against a tree. The French team of alpine skiing, has decided to participate in the world Cup Lake Louise.

 

Guay and Cook will be to monitor

 

The world champion of super-G Erik Guay, of Mont-Tremblant, and Osborne-Paradis will lead the canadian team in Alberta.

 

Since it is the host country, Canada will have six representatives in each discipline. Dustin Cook, of Lac-Sainte-Marie, Ben Thomsen, of Invermere, b.c., Broderick Thompson, of Whistler, b.c., and Tyler Werry, of Calgary, could participate in the two competitions this weekend.

 

Guay, who also won silver in the downhill at the World championships in 2017, was the first canadian male skier to get a medal in Lake Louise (silver in downhill in 2003).

 

The quest for medals, scholarships and points in the standings of the world Cup will start on Saturday for the downhill riders, even if the Canadians will fight primarily to secure a spot within the olympic team.

 

Since Guay won the super-G and silver in downhill at the World championships, he should be a top 12 in both of these disciplines to ensure its place in the Games to Pyeongchang in February.

 

Osborne-Paradis, who grabbed the bronze in super-G at the World championships, may join Guay with a top 12, but will have to work a lot harder than the skier at 36 years of age in order to obtain his ticket for the olympics in downhill. A top 5 in the world Cup in any discipline would be sufficient to allow any canadian male skier to qualify for the olympics.

 

“In an ideal world, if I qualify in Lake Louise and that I get a top 5, then I consoliderai my place, described Osborne-Paradis. Once that is done, I will no longer have to think about it. “

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