(Montreal) Laurence St-Germain placed in Levi’s top ten World Cup skiers for a second straight day Sunday in Finland. After finishing 6th on Saturday, the Quebecer took the 8the rank this time in the slalom.
The skier from Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges occupied the fifth rung after her first descent. However, she slipped three positions after the second run.
“I had good sections as well as less good ones. It was super tight after the first run and I think the next one was similar, but the other girls just skied better this time, ”said St-Germain.
Slovakian Petra Vlhova posted her second win in as many days and her fifth in a row in the World Cup slalom with a cumulative time of 1:49.05. She beat Michelle Gisin of Switzerland and Katharina Liensberger of Austria, who received silver and bronze.
Canadians Erin Mielzynski and Ali Nullmeyer finished 13 respectivelye and 28e, while Amelia Smart did not qualify for the second round. Ronni Remme did not finish his first run.
” In my place “
Laurence St-Germain was able to continue her momentum on Saturday without letting nervousness take over. The one who had not been able to qualify for the second round of this event last year just wanted to repeat the experience of the day before and stay in control.
“At first I was worried about being stressed since I had a good result yesterday, but in the end I felt good and confident. I was able to manage the stress between the two races and I’m really happy, ”she said.
The 26-year-old has accumulated three top 10 in the circuit during the 2019-20 campaign. This time, after just one weekend, she already has two and hopes to keep up the pace.
“My goal this season is to be consistent and stay in the top 10. To leave with a 6e and an 8e up, that’s exactly what I wanted. I’m happy with my attitude too. I was less impressed than usual before the race and it was the first time that I felt I was in my place. It bodes well for the rest of the season. “
Laurence St-Germain has spent the last three months in Europe skiing. She will come to rest at the house for the next three weeks before returning to the Old Continent for a race scheduled for December 29.