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FAST skier makes tracks

Sarah Freeman - Submitted photo
Sarah Freeman
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A Fernie Alpine Ski Team skier has taken top Canadian honours at a downhill race in Colorado, representing the Women’s BC Ski Team.

Sarah Freeman of Pincher Creek, Alberta finished in fifth place at the Copper Mountain Nor-Am downhill earlier this month.

"I definitely would have been ecstatic with a podium finish today, but I'm happy with fifth after not finishing the previous day,” she said.

“I knew I had a good approach yesterday, so I went for the same thing today. I lost time when I had to make a bit of a saving maneuver near the bottom, which is not the fastest thing to do in downhill. It could have been a mental thing because it was in the same section where I missed the gate yesterday. I'm getting closer to where I know I can be."

 

 

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