The Parallel Giant Slalom event kicked off the 2011 Canada Games snowboard competition at Ski Martock today.
18 women and 24 men completed the qualifying runs on the technical course in strong wind conditions, with the 16 top men and 8 top women advancing to the finals. Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were represented in the men’s finals, while racers from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia qualified on the women’s side.
The finals featured an exciting battle between Ontario and Quebec. Peculiarly, Quebec filled the top two spots in the men’s event, with Ontario in 3rd and 4th, while the reverse scenario unfolded in the women’s final.
After a series of tight races, Sébastien Beaulieu (QC) took gold ahead of Indrik Trahan (QC) and Richard Evanoff (ON). In the women’s event, Tayler Wilton (ON) finished first, followed by Hannah Silk (ON) and Jade Depond (QC).
Congratulations to all the racers! The snowboard events continue with half-pipe training tomorrow and the half-pipe competition on Thursday, which will be broadcast live on TSN/RDS.
See you at Martock!