Downhill skier Erik Guay, from Mont Tremblant, Quebec, raced recently in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
The 3.3-kilometre course at Kitzbuehel is often referred to as “the Super Bowl of the ski season.”
Guay finished second, skiing just 0.13 seconds slower than the person who came in first. Because he came in second, Guay earned a spot on the “podium.” In skiing, “podiums” is an official statistic. It refers to coming in first, second or third.
Coming in second at Kitzbuehel earned Guay his 19th podium of his career. If he gets one more, he will be tied for the most podiums ever by a Canadian downhill skiier.
Guay is now preparing for the World Championships which take place on Feb. 10 in Austria.
Canada’s winter sports success continued in Aspen, Colorado at the Winter X Games.