It was an exciting day for Canada as Alpine Canada Alpin veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis tied for second-place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, just (0.14) fourteen one hundreds of a second from first-place finisher Kjetil Jansrud from Norway in Saturday’s downhill in Lake Louise, AB.
Osborne-Paradis first graced the podium at Lake Louise in 2009 and is thrilled to be back with a second-place finish. Achieving a podium result on home soil is no easy feat with the pressure to perform yet Osborne-Paradis conquered the course and delivered for the fans and sponsors in attendance. It was especially exciting for Osborne-Paradis’ headgear sponsor Mackenzie Investments who were also onsite, presenting Osborne-Paradis with his second-place award at the medal ceremony!
The conditions leading into the weekend were not ideal, as the training runs on Thursday and Friday were cancelled due to too much snow, meaning all racers only had a single opportunity to get to know the course on Wednesday’s training run. “You have to be in a different mental state when you only have one