Canada collects 6 medals, together with 2 silver, at World Para Snow Sports Championships

Lisa DeJong and Alex Massie introduced dwelling silver medals in snowboard to cap off a six-podium efficiency by Canada on the inaugural World Para Snow Sports Championships on Friday.

Sandrine Hamel and Tyler Turner every added a bronze in banked slalom snowboard, while Para alpine skiers Katie Combaluzier and Mollie Jepsen racked up two extra bronze medals of their downhill races.

DeJong, the 32-year-old from Saskatoon, Sask., made her world championships debut, ending second behind two-time Paralympic Games medallist Lisa Bunschoten of the Netherlands within the ladies’s decrease limb 2 (LL2).

Hamel, 24 of St-Sauveur, Que., a two-time medallist on the season opening World Cup in November, gained her third-place match over Katlyn Maddry of the U.S. for the bronze.

WATCH | Hamel seems to construct on robust efficiency from 2018 Paralympics:

Canada’s Alex Massie claims snowboard silver medal at World Para Snow Sports Championships

Alex Massie of Barrie, Ont., captured a silver medal Friday in Lillehammer, Norway within the banked slalom occasion on the world para snow sports activities championships. 0:53

In the lads’s LL2 banked slalom, Massie, the 26-year-old Barrie, Ont., native, fell to American Zach Miller within the gold-medal ultimate to assert silver.

In the LL1 class, Calgary’s Turner, 32, defeated Daichi Oguri of Japan in his third-place match to convey dwelling one other bronze for Canada.

WATCH | Massie soars to snowboard silver:

Beijing Today: Sandrine Hamel

Para snowboarder Sandrine Hamel of Saint-Sauveur, Que., completed her first Paralympic Games with two fifth place finishes and is targeted on having a protracted profession competing for Canada. 1:22

Canada doubles up on bronze in Para alpine downhill occasion

In ladies’s standing downhill, Vancouver’s Jepsen, 22, completed 1.72 seconds behind eight-time Paralympic champion Maria Bochet of France to safe bronze.

Jepsen, a four-time medallist on the 2018 Paralympics herself, is now seven-for-seven for ending on the rostrum in worldwide occasions this 12 months.

Combaluzier, the nationwide workforce rookie from Toronto, was third within the ladies’s sitting downhill, ending behind Anna-Lena Forster of Germany and Barbara Van Bergen of the Netherlands.

Michaela Gosselin of Collingwood, Ont., was sixth within the ladies’s standing downhill, while Alexis Guimond of Gatineau, Que., completed fourth within the males’s standing downhill.

Competition continues with super-G races on Saturday earlier than snowboard occasions resume subsequent Friday.

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