Frédérique Turgeon's downhill silver highlights Canada's 3-medal day at Para alpine World Cup finals
The Canadian Para alpine skiing team picked up three downhill medals on Saturday at the World Cup finals in Sella Nevea, Italy.
Frédérique Turgeon of Candiac, Que., raced to silver in the women's standing event in a time of 57.48 seconds — her third Word Cup medal this season to go along with world championship bronze in the same event.
Reigning world champion Anna-Maria Rieder of Germany finished just ahead of Turgeon for gold in 56.79, while France's Aurélie Richard rounded out the podium (58.57).
Gatineau, Que., native Alexis Guimond captured bronze in the men's standing event for his fourth podium of the season, crossing the finish in 53.25.
The two-time Paralympic medallist claimed downhill bronze in January at worlds in Spain, and was once again bested by the same two competitors.
Switzerland's Robin Cuche, who finished ahead of Guimond for silver in Spain, topped the podium with a time of 51.77, while reigning world champion Markus Salcher of Austria finished second (53.03).
Calgary sit-skier Kurt Oatway also reached the podium on Saturday, taking home downhill bronze for his second podium of the season with a time of 51.29.
Dutch Paralympian Jeroen Kampschreur won the event in 50.54, finishing ahead of five-time Paralympic gold medallist Jesper Pedersen of Norway.
Brian Rowland of Merrickville, Ont., delivered a career-best sixth-place finish (54.28).
Action in Sella Nevea continues Sunday with the second downhill events.
The FIS Para alpine skiing World Cup finals wrap up with slalom and giant slalom races in Cortina, Italy from March 13-17.