Canada claims win in Junior World Championship team event
Following the women’s giant slalom on Sunday, the countries gathered for the Junior World Championship team event in Are, Sweden. The Canadian team, featuring Ali Nullmeyer, Stephanie Fleckenstein, Jack Crawford and Jeffrey Read, won the battle for first place against Austria, and Belgium took third place ahead of Germany.
Athletes had their game faces on, and there was a big crowd at the Team Event. Austria and Great Britain were the first on the course, which ended with Austrian victory. Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria Canada, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland all won their first matchups of the evening, making it to the quarter final.
There were a few spectacular crashes, fortunately without any reported injuries, that led to Belgium beating Finland, Canada coming in before Sweden and Germany going on to the next round after beating Switzerland.
In the end, the battle for bronze was between Belgium and Germany, with the latter as favorite for the medal, but Belgium put up a good fight and took home the bronze.
Canada had a lot of support among the spectators and it seemed to help. After going on from the first round with a three-one win against Poland and on to the next round, the Canadian team won the final against Austria with another three-one result.
Complete results available here.
Release from Are 2017