Canada's Mollie Jepsen skis to victory in Para-Alpine World Cup in Switzerland

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    Canadian para-alpine skier

SAINT MORITZ, Switzerland — Canada's Mollie Jepsen continued her hot start to the season with a victory in the giant slalom at a Para-Alpine World Cup on Friday, her fourth consecutive podium finish.

Her early-season performances come after a hiatus of nearly two years for the Canadian Para-Alpine team due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"At the start of the season, I tried really hard to have low expectations, but I think at times that can be hard after having such a good 2020 season prior to the COVID-19 pandemic," Jepsen said.

"I'm super happy with my results today, and it's a really nice confidence boost after not racing for a long time. I'm stoked on the rest of the season and I'm going to keep pushing the limits."

The 22-year-old from Vancouver captured four medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympics, including gold in the super combined.

Canadians Kurt Oatway and Alana Ramsay were both fifth in their races Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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