Tora Hoshizaki of Edmonton is top Canadian finishing 3rd in ladies' GS on day 2 of Whistler Cup
Tora Hoshizaki of Edmonton put aside her nerves to win the bronze medal in the women’s U16 giant slalom on Friday at the Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup alpine skiing competition.
Switzerland's Selina Egloff 1st, Aline Hoepli 2nd in ladies' GS on day 2 of Whistler Cup
Selina Egloff of Switzerland notched her second straight victory in two minutes and 19.35 seconds over two runs. She was the super G winner on Thursday. Her compatriot Aline Hoepli took the silver in 2:20.58 and Hoshizaki followed for the bronze in 2:21.62.
‘’I skied a little bit better in the second run,’’ said Egloff, 15. ‘’The conditions were better in the second run and the snow didn’t give in so much.’’
Even though this was her second career appearance at the Whistler Cup, Hoshizaki was feeling nervous.
‘’After a while I got more comfortable and my racing followed through throughout the day,’’ said Hoshizaki, who skis for Nakiska Alpine Ski Association. ‘’This is a great event to introduce athletes from all over the world and find out where you stand internationally.’’
National U16 champion Alyssa Hill of Calgary was fourth in 2:22.34 and Cassidy Gray of Panorama, B.C., 10th in 2:24.22. OFFICIAL EVENT PHOTOS from Coast Mountain Photography
Callum Cant of Switzerland Takes first place in the U16 Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup Mens GS. - Photo By Scott Brammer - coastphoto.com
In the men’s U16 GS, Callum Cant made it a golden sweep for the Swiss clocking 2:16.63. Diego Holscher Diego of Chile was second in 2:17.80 and there was a tie for third between Canada’s Raphael Lessard of Granby, Quebec and Andreas Amdahl of Norway in 2:18.33. Lessard won silver in the super G on Thursday. Caeden Carruthers of Fredericton was 10th. OFFICIAL EVENT PHOTOS from Coast Mountain Photography
Diego Holscher of Chile takes second place in the U16 Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup Mens GS. - Photo By Scott Brammer - coastphoto.com
Raphael Lessard of Canada ties for third place in the U16 Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup Mens GS Photo By Scott Brammer - coastphoto.com
Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup
April 13-16, 2017