Canadian Erik Guay wins bronze in World Cup super-G

Erik Guay wins World Cup super-G bronze

KVITFJELL, Norway — Canadian Erik Guay captured a bronze medal in a men’s World Cup super-G on Sunday.

The Mont-Tremblant, Que., veteran led at every interval of his final run until the last one, crossing the finish line 0.23 seconds behind Italy’s Peter Fill.

“I’ve been feeling good all week,” Guay said. “It’s great to cap off the weekend with a third-place and head home with some hardware.

“I like this course because it has a bit of everything. It has some flatter sections, rolls, some challenging terrain at the bottom and tactical sections. I’m looking to keep this momentum going into World Cup finals.”

Guay’s third super-G World Cup podium moved him into eighth place in the overall standings. The medal comes on the heels of a gold and silver for Guay at the recent world championships in Switzerland.

Austrian Hannes Reichelt was second, 0.1 seconds back.

Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Invermere, B.C., was 10th, Ottawa’s Dutin Cook was 32nd and Calgary’s Tyler Werry was 44th.

“I’m happy with tenth, it was a good result here,” Osborne-Paradis said. “I had a battle in my head the whole way down about how much risk I could take. I knew I needed a good enough result to make World Cup Finals and this tenth-place finish has bumped me up in the world rankings.”

Reigning Olympic Kjetil Jansrud of Norway secured the overall super-G title on home snow, finishing seventh with one more race on the season schedule.

It’s Jansrud’s second career super-G title, but the sixth in a row for Norwegian skiers.

The result caps a strong week for Jansrud, which also saw him win a downhill Saturday and take the World Cup lead in that event with one race remaining.

— With files from The Associated Press

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