Marie Michèle Gagnon skied to a Super G bronze at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany on Saturday morning.
The 31-year-old crossed the finish line in 1:16.63 to claim her first World Cup medal since 2016. This also marks Gagnon’s first career podium in a speed event and fifth World Cup podium overall.
Marie-Michele Gagnon 🇨🇦🥉 captures her first World Cup alpine medal in almost five years in the Super G at Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany pic.twitter.com/X75WYu0LVe
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Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland won the race (1:15.70), while Norway’s Kajsa Vickhoff Lie completed the podium in second (1:16.38).
“It was a very good day. I was very surprised, but I had a good feeling all day. I felt confident with my plan,” she said following the race. “The snow conditions allowed for a good result from the back and I could attack the whole course!”
Gagnon will be back in action tomorrow with another shot at the super-G course before heading to Italy for Worlds next month.
“It’s great to be confident going into World Champs, it gives you a 10% edge over the competition. I just have to ski the skis. I’m really excited for Cortina.”