Canadian roundup: Alana Ramsay scores Paralympic super-G bronze

Alana Ramsay continued Canada’s para alpine success at the Paralympics on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea with a bronze medal in the women’s standing super-G. 

Calgary’s Ramsay reached the podium in a time of one minute 35.20 seconds behind France’s Marie Bochet and Germany’s Andrea Rothfuss. 

The Calgary native reached the podium by clocking in at a time of 1:35.20 in the women’s standing Super-G1:46

Mollie Jepsen of Whistler, B.C., who earned Canada’s first medal on Day 1 with a bronze in the downhill event, finished fourth. 

Toronto’s Erin Latimer and Mel Pemble of Victoria B.C., finished ninth and 11th, respectively. Montreal’s Frederique Turgeon did not finish.

Canada’s 2016 female para-athlete of the year, Alana Ramsay, credits a two-week camp at the Alberta Children’s hospital for giving her the strength to compete on the world stage today2:13

On the heels of his gold-medal performance in Saturday’s visually impaired downhill event, Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., fell while making a wide turn in the super-G and did not finish. 

Alexis Guimond of Gatineau, Que., raced to another fourth-place result in the men’s super-G standing race. The 18-year-old was also fourth in Saturday’s downhill. Kirk Schornstein of Spruce Grove, Alta., was seventh and Braydon Luscombe of Duncan, B.C., eighth. 

In sitting cross-country, biathlon bronze medallist Collin Cameron of Sudbury, Ont., was Canada’s top finisher in the men’s 15-kilometre race in fifth. 

Chris Klebl of Canmore, Alta., finished eighth just ahead of Derek Zaplotinsky of Smokey Lake, Alta. Quebec City’s Sebastien Fortier was 18th, Ethan Hess of Pembeton, B.C. 24th and Yves Bourque of Bécancour, Que., 25th. 

Quebec City’s Cindy Ouellet was 18th in the women’s 12K. The 29-year-old is one of the world’s few athletes to compete at both a Summer and Winter Games, having competed in three previous Paralympics in wheelchair basketball. 

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