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Skiing - 15. January 2008.

BRITT JANYK CRACKS TOP 30 AT WORLD CUP GIANT SLALOM IN MARIBOR, SLO


Janyk scores her best World Cup GS result since 2004

MARIBOR, SLO (January 12th, 2008) – Canadian alpine skier Britt Janyk (Whistler, BC) finished in 29th position at today’s FIS World Cup giant slalom in Maribor, SLO, her best World Cup GS result since the 2003/2004 season.

CBC’s Pontiac Alpine Ski Series will televise today’s GS from Maribor beginning at 2:00 ET / 12:00 p.m. MT.

Skiing on soft snow in temperatures of 10 Celsius, Janyk finished the first run in 30th position to qualify her for the second run. She stopped the clock on the difficult Pohorje2 course with a two-run combined time of two minutes 46.13 seconds.

“The second run was much smoother than the first run. I was excited about that start number and I think I over-skied the course a little bit. I am skiing well but I need to attack it more,” said Janyk.

“We finally go back to speed next week. Skiing technical races has been a nice mental break and to have results here gives me energy for the speed races,” said Janyk, referring to next week’s downhill and super G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA.

Austrian Elisabeth Goergl won today’s race in two-run time of 2:38.49, to record the first World Cup victory of her career. Italian Manuela Moelgg was second with teammate Denise Karbon third, stepping on the podium for the fifth straight World Cup giant slalom including wins in the first four GS races of the 2007/08 season.

Emily Brydon (Fernie, BC) finished 34th in the first run, just 0.23s off of the last qualifying time. Shona Rubens (Canmore, AB), racing her first World Cup race since reconstructive surgery on the ACL in her right knee in May of 2007, was 39th in the opening run. Other first run results included Emilie Desforges (Montréal, QC) in 52nd and Marie-Pier Préfontaine (St-Sauveur, QC) finishing 55th.

Christina Lustenberger (Invermere, BC) did not race today after injuring her left knee in training yesterday. ACA Medical Director Dr. Christopher Irving said that Lustenberger would be returning to Calgary in the next few days to be evaluated by a knee specialist at the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic.

Anna Goodman (Pointe Claire, QC) and Rubens will represent Canada as the program in Maribor concludes tomorrow with a slalom.

Also of note, CBC late night will be re-broadcasting two of the weekend’s Men’s and/or Ladies World Cup races on Monday morning starting at 12:30 a.m. local time. The two races being broadcast have yet to be announced.

MARIBOR, SLO – JAN. 12TH, 2008 – GS – LADIES

POS

NAME

YOB

NAT

1st

2nd

TOTAL

1

GOERGL Elisabeth

1981

AUT

1:20.07

1:18.42

2:38.49

2

MOELGG Manuela

1983

ITA

1:20.47

1:18.51

2:38.98

3

KARBON Denise

1980

ITA

1:21.48

1:18.73

2:40.21

4

HOELZL Kathrin

1984

GER

1:21.33

1:19.36

2:40.69

5

POUTIAINEN Tanja

1980

FIN

1:21.29

1:19.45

2:40.74

6

HOSP Nicole

1983

AUT

1:22.06

1:18.72

2:40.78

7

JACQUEMOD Ingrid

1978

FRA

1:22.76

1:18.08

2:40.84

8

PIETILAE-HOLMNER Maria

1986

SWE

1:21.59

1:19.60

2:41.19

9

ZETTEL Kathrin

1986

AUT

1:21.11

1:20.35

2:41.46

10

PAERSON Anja

1981

SWE

1:22.31

1:19.18

2:41.49

***







29

JANYK Britt

1980

CAN

1:25.73

1:20.40

2:46.13

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