Canada wins silver, bronze at Paralympic ski worlds
The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:56 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2013 12:55 PM ET
Canadian sit-skier Kimberly Joines captured a silver downhill medal at the para-alpine world championships Wednesday, while teammate Chris Williamson won bronze in the men's race for visually impaired skiers.
Their performance at La Molina, Spain topped a strong day for Canada's team, which claimed three other top-10 finishes.
Joines, from Rossland, B.C., finished in one minute 41.37 seconds, just three-tenths of a second behind the winner Laurie Stevens of the U.S.
Joines said she built on Tuesday's training run, which she won by more than two seconds.
"I was in a pretty confident space as my skiing has been getting better and better in the past couple of weeks," said Joines, the 2009 world champion. "It definitely feels pretty good getting my mojo back when it comes to the speed."
Williamson, a former world super-G champion from Toronto, is making a comeback after missing two seasons with an injury.
"It was a tough downhill for us, but I think we did very well comparatively," said Williams who skis with guide Robin Femy of Mont-Tremblant, Que. "We've been improving in every run, so it's what we can expect and all we can hope for."
Alexandra Starker of Calgary was seventh in the standing downhill, while Braydon Luscombe of Duncan, B.C., was ninth in the men's standing downhill.
Sit-skier Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., was ninth.