WENTWORTH, N.S. (February 25, 2011) – Quebec dominates on the last day of competition for alpine athletes as Sandrine David and Gabriel Presseault both skied their way to the top of the podium.
On the women’s side, Quebec’s David won her second Canada Games gold in two days. Her strong performances in both slalom runs got her to the top step of the podium. Teammate Kelly Moore also repeated yesterday’s performance by capturing the slalom silver medal in the ladies category. Third place went to Candice Crawford from Ontario. This is Crawford’s first Canada Games medal. She was the fastest skier down the second run with a time of 47.31 seconds.
In the men’s race, Quebec’s Gabriel Presseault won his first Canada Games title by dominating Friday’s slalom race and won both runs. Ontario’s Kyle Farrow won his second medal of the week by skiing strong and capturing silver. Patrick McConville also from Ontario, enjoyed his day by winning bronze in the slalom event.
When asked if they could express their Canada Games experiences in one word, both David and Presseault said that it was amazing.
With 15mm of rain and snow predicted for the area this afternoon, volunteers and organizers worked hard to complete Friday’s events early.
Athletes will now head back to Halifax where they will enjoy some festivities and take part in the closing ceremonies.
“This event was a great learning experience for everyone, the local club and organization will take their learning into other events and the Canada Games Legacy will be a success,” said Alpine Canada Alpin’s Director of National Programs and Race events, Philippe Bernier.
1-Sandrine David, Que., 1:34.99
2-Kelly Moore, Que., 1:35.52
3-Candice Crawford, Ont., 1:36.06
1-Gabriel Presseault, Que., 1:48.70
2-Kyle Farrow, Ont., 1:49.17
3-Patrick McConville, Ont., 1:49.30
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