Whistler’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis wins Lake Louise Super-G, American Ted Ligety 8th

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 29, 2009 11:19 am

It was a day of mixed emotions for the Canadian alpine ski team.  Whistler’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis gets his second World Cup victory, winning the Lake Louise Super-G.  But, his teammate John Kucera, the reigning downhill World Champion, had to be airlifted off the course.

Two time gold medalist and 2006 overall champ Benjamin Raich finished second.  His countrymen, Michael Walchhofer (14 World Cup victories) finished third.

It was a solid showing for the American team.  Ted Ligety led the American effort with an impressive 8th.

The War Horse, Andrew Weibrecht, had a great weekend at Lake Louise.  The 23-year-old finished 12th in the downhill yesterday.  And today in the Super-G, the Lake Placid young gunner took 12th again.  

Aksel Lund Svindal, the reigning overall World Cup champ, continues on the road back from a leg injury.  Freshly tanned from his rehab in Miami, Svindal came in 14th, just ahead of Lake Tahoe’s Marco Sullivan.   And Erik Fisher came from way back in the pack, staring 48th, and finished 23rd.

Bode Miller showed glimpses, but he still looks a month away from rolling into Bode form.  All in all, a solid early season showing in Super-G for the American team.

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