Alpine skier Nullmeyer earns YOG silver for Team Canada
Ali Nullmeyer struck silver in alpine skiing ladies’ slalom on Day 7 at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
The 17-year-old from Toronto finished with a time of 1:44.80.
Ali sat in her third place after her first run, but managed to pull ahead to second thanks to a sizzling Run 2 that she skied in 50.02 – the second fastest time of the day.
“I definitely was hoping to do well in the slalom event and to have it go well is such a great feeling. The conditions on the hill were awesome, very slick, and the competition was challenging. The Youth Olympic Games are such a great experience and I’m so excited to be a part of it.”
Ali finished 1.59s behind the winner from Switzerland and .85s ahead of the Slovenian skier in third. Canadian teammate Amelia Smart (Invermere, B.C.) finished in 19th with a time of 1:54.56.
Ali’s silver-medal winning performance builds on her fifth place in the Giant Slalom and seventh place in the Super G events held earlier this week.
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