Canada’s Para-Alpine team is ready to shine

We take you behind the scenes this month with our timely Vancouver Games Blog, an insider perspective on sport medicine and science headlines, talking points, statistical data and emerging trends.

From an article by Yvonne Zacharias in today’s Vancouver Sun:

Although no one was making any bold predictions Tuesday, Jean-Sebastien Labrie and Jean-Francois Rapatel, head coach and high performance director respectively of the team, were sounding optimistic as they announced Canada’s 16 ski racers.

“Our athletes are at the end of the most successful Paralympic cycle in their history,” said Labrie, pointing out that last year the team was at the top of the Nation’s Cup standings for the first time.

He refused to predict how many medals the team will win in the Games which start Friday but he is well aware that it will be up to the downhill ski racers to be a key contributor to the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s goal of being one of the top three nations in terms of overall medal count.

Read the full story here.

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