WENTWORTH, N.S. (February 24, 2011) – With the sun shining at the beautiful Wentworth ski resort in N.S., Broderick Thompsen from B.C. and Sandrine David from Que., captured the gold medal during the second day of competition for alpine’s able bodied athletes.
On the women’s side, the slalom portion of the super combined benefited the top three girls. As she was sitting in sixth place after the super-G run this morning, Quebecer Sandrine David crushed it in the slalom race in order to capture gold. Ontario based Meg Currie and Kelly Moore from Quebec also had solid runs in slalom. Sitting in fifth and seventh place after the super-G both girls skied their way to a tie for second place with and combined time of one minute 46.93 seconds.
“We both knew we had a chance to get on the podium with the Slalom portion of the Super Combined. We pushed each other and our team spirit and work helped us win,” added both athletes from Quebec David and Moore.
In the men’s race B.C.’s Broderick Thompson had a stellar day. Thompson, who was second after the super-G, stuck to his game plan in slalom to win the run and become Canada Games’ Champion in SC. Like on the women’s side, Gabriel Presseault and Tomas Syrovatka from Quebec skied a solid slalom race to capture silver and bronze.
“I was upset with my Super G run, I made a mistake that cost me so I knew I had to go for it in Slalom. I’m excited to be a Canada Games champion it means a lot to me,” added the soft spoken Thompson.
Athletes from Quebec were recognized for their hard work as they stepped on the podium four times in Thursday’s super combined event.
“If it wasn’t for the hard work of the volunteers these events wouldn’t be possible, hats off to them and one more to go,” said Chris Robinson, Chief of Race.
Tomorrow will be the end of competition for Alpine ski racing with the men’s and ladies slalom races taking place.
1-Sandrine David, Que. 1:46.03
2-Meg Currie, Ont. 1:46.93
2-Kelly Moore, Que. 1:46.93
1-Broderick Thompson, BC 1:39.11
2-Gabriel Presseault, QC 1:39.81
3-Tomas Syrovatka, QC 1:39.91
LIVE TIMING: Live timing and results of the Canada winter games can be found at www.canskilive.com