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Skiing - 11. February 2008.

VanderBeek makes it 10 World Cup podiums for Canada this season with 2nd place in Sestriere DH

KELLY VANDERBEEK ON THE PODIUM IN SESTRIERE



VanderBeek makes it 10 World Cup podiums for Canada this season with 2nd place in Sestriere DH

SESTRIERE, ITA (February 9TH, 2008) – Kelly VanderBeek (Kitchener, ON) erased the memories of a fourth place finish at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games today by finishing second in a World Cup Ladies downhill race in Sestriere, ITA.

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VanderBeek powered her way through the Banchetta piste, the Men’s Olympic course back in 2006, to finish in a time of one minute 39.48 seconds.

“So that was the problem, we should have just been on the Men’s track (in 2006),” joked VanderBeek, who missed an Olympic medal in the super G by just 0.03s in nearby San Sicario, ITA two years ago.

But the 24-year-old VanderBeek was comfortable describing today’s result as redemption.

“Absolutely, since the Olympics I have really created a positive environment for myself here in Sestriere. No matter what the event, I am pretty excited and raring to go once I get here,” she said.

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It’s Vanderbeek’s second World Cup podium of the season, the first coming in a St. Anton, ITA DH in December. It’s the third podium of her career and the 10th for the Canadian ski team this season.

“We are celebrating every podium and every victory, whether it is mine individually or someone else’s. It’s such a positive environment to be around,” said VanderBeek. “The coaches, the physio’s and all the rest of the staff are really working well together and everyone is doing their jobs really well right now.”

American Lindsay Vonn picked up amazingly her fourth downhill victory of the season, finishing 0.62s ahead of VanderBeek with Italian Nadia Fanchini in third. Britt Janyk (Whistler, BC) was just off the podium, placing seventh while teammate Emily Brydon (Fernie, BC), who earned the use of a General Motors vehicle for one year thanks to last week’s stunning super G victory, was 17th today.

Today’s result moves VanderBeek all the way up to fourth in the Ladies World Cup downhill standings with 272 points. Janyk continues to sit third with 300 points while Brydon holds steady in seventh with 189 points.

The Ladies World Cup continues tomorrow with a super G in Sestriere. The race will be televised by Rogers Sportsnet beginning at 2:30 ET / 12:30 MT.

SESTRIERE, ITA – FEB. 9TH, 2008 – DH – LADIES

1

20

VONN Lindsey

1984

USA

1:38.86

2

21

VANDERBEEK Kelly

1983

CAN

1:39.48

3

28

FANCHINI Nadia

1986

ITA

1:39.63

4

16

GOETSCHL Renate

1975

AUT

1:39.71

4

10

STYGER Nadia

1978

SUI

1:39.71

6

11

RIESCH Maria

1984

GER

1:39.82

7

19

JANYK Britt

1980

CAN

1:39.91

8

40

MARSHALL Chelsea

1986

USA

1:40.03

9

6

GISIN Dominique

1985

SUI

1:40.08

10

18

PAERSON Anja

1981

SWE

1:40.11

***






17

13

BRYDON Emily

1980

CAN

1:40.74

2007/08 CANADIAN WORLD CUP PODIUMS

Competitor Name

Rank

Date

Place

Disc.

JANYK Britt

1

08.12.2007

Aspen, USA

DH

HUDEC Jan

1

24.11.2007

Lake Louise, AB

DH

BRYDON Emily

1

03.02.2008

St. Moritz, ITA

SG

BRYDON Emily

2

16.12.2007

St. Moritz, SUI

SG

VANDERBEEK Kelly

2

21.12.2007

St. Anton/Arlberg, ITA

DH

VANDERBEEK Kelly

2

09.02.2008

Sestriere, ITA

DH

JANYK Britt

3

01.12.2007

Lake Louise, AB

DH

HUDEC Jan

3

29.12.2007

Bormio, ITA

DH

OSBORNE-PARADIS Manuel

3

13.01.2008

Wengen, SUI

DH

BRYDON Emily

3

18.01.2008

Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA

DH

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