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Skiing - 03. December 2007.

BRITT JANYK ON THE PODIUM AT BOMBARDIER LAKE LOUISE DOWNHILL


Janyk becomes first Canadian women to podium in Downhill at Lake Louise

Lake Louise, AB (December 1st, 2007) –Britt Janyk (Whistler, BC) stepped on a World Cup podium for the first time in her career today and became the first Canadian woman ever to do so in the history of the Bombardier Winterstart Downhill.

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Janyk’s thrilled a boisterous crowd at the Lake Louise Mountain resort by finishing in third place in a time of one minute 49.96 seconds.


“It feels so great, I was thinking last night how different it is this year compared to last year in terms of my headspace,” said Janyk, the 2006 Pontiac GMC Canadian Downhill champion. “I’m ranked in the Top 30 in Downhill and Super G this year and I just have so much confidence going into today. I knew that I just had to trust how I’ve been skiing and the results will come.”


“I knew that I had a good chance to put something down today but I really just wanted to have fun with it and relax. I know this course and I had to leave the start gate and trust it and it was just so great to see 3rd place as I crossed the finish line,” Janyk added.


Janyk came excruciatingly close to the podium on two occasions last season, finishing in fourth place in two Super G races in San Sicario/Sestriere, ITA. She was also fourth in the SG during the 2007 World Alpine Ski Championships in Åre, SWE.


American Lindsey Vonn (formerly Kildow) captured her second consecutive DH victory at Lake Louise Winterstart stopping the clock at 1:48.69. Renate Goetchl of Austria was second.


Janyk posted the 8th fastest speed in today’s Downhill the radar, topping the radar with a speed of 122 kph, averaging 92.1 kph throughout the entire course.


Janyk performance represents Canada’s second podium of the current season after Jan Hudec won the same Men’s Bombardier Winterstart Downhill last week.


Emily Brydon (Fernie, BC) finished in 16th with a time of 1:51.10s while teammates Kelly VanderBeek (Kitchener, ON) and Sherry Lawrence (Calgary, AB) placed 22nd and 43rd respectively. Danielle Poleschuk (Calgary, AB) did not finish the race.


The 2007 Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart continues tomorrow at 11:00 MT with the Super G. Watch all the exciting action on CBC’s Pontiac Alpine Ski Series at 4 p.m. ET (Quebec – West only) and an encore presentation at 12:30 a.m. local time.


LAKE LOUISE, AB – LADIES DH – DEC 1, 2007

POS

NAME

YOB

NAT

TIME

1

VONN Lindsey

1984

USA

1:48.69

2

GOETSCHL Renate

1975

AUT

1:49.47

3

JANYK Britt

1980

CAN

1:49.96

4

RIESCH Maria

1984

GER

1:50.05

5

JACQUEMOD Ingrid

1978

FRA

1:50.09

6

HOLAUS Maria

1983

AUT

1:50.13

7

PAERSON Anja

1981

SWE

1:50.37

8

MEISSNITZER Alexandra

1973

AUT

1:50.40

9

MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie

1985

FRA

1:50.77

10

MERIGHETTI Daniela

1981

ITA

1:50.79

***





16

BRYDON Emily

1980

CAN

1:51.10

22

VANDERBEEK Kelly

1983

CAN

1:51.34

47

LAWRENCE Sherry

1984

CAN

1:53.00

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&raceid=51043

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