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(Sportcom) | Laurence St-Germain has participated for the first time at the slalom in parallel in the form of a duel to the world Cup in Oslo, on Tuesday. It was a special event for the skier alpine since the competition took place on the track for ski jumping in the middle of the city.”
“It was really special atmosphere! It was the first time I went to an event like this,” said the young woman from Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, which was concluded in the 13th rank.
St-Germain was eliminated in the knockout stages following a fall on a technical error in the first inning.
“The snow was hard and icy and I lost my support for a door more difficult where several people have made the same mistake. I had a delay of 0.5 second to catch up in the second round. This is huge for a duel! said the athlete, 24 years of age. Wendy [Holdener] is one of the best in this discipline, so my only chance to reduce the gap was to make a mistake. This is disappointing because before I fell, I was virtually tied with it.”
The competition in Norway consisted of 16 women. St-Germain got his ticket following his 10th place in the slalom world Cup of the Simmering Saturday.
The Slovak Petra Vlhova won gold ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin and the Swiss Wendy Holdener, respectively second and third. The Ontario’s Erin Mielzynski (5th) and Roni Remme (16th) also attended the event.
Laurence St-Germain wishes to take part in the next competition of this kind, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, in February.
“We only have a duel where all the girls can participate in, and it was one of Saint-Moritz two weeks ago. Then, there are two events in the city, Oslo and Stockholm, where only the best 16 girls and top 16 boys in the general classification, slalom participate. It is certain that skiing at these two competitions, it is in my goals, since they are a little more special. For Stockholm, the selection will be made after the world Championships [which will take place a few days before].”
By then, the Quebecer will be back on his skis Saturday for the slalom world Cup in Zagreb, Croatia.