Biathlon

Canadian pair on slalom podium at para alpine World Cup

Emily Young and Mark Arendz both reached the biathlon podium for the second straight day, winning the silver and bronze, respectively, in the standing classifications at the para nordic World Cup in Sapporo, Japan, on Thursday.

Frederique Turgeon, Alana Ramsay capture silver, bronze in Spain

Canada's Frederique Turgeon, pictured at the Paralympics in Pyeongchang last year, won slalom silver at the para alpine World Cup on Friday in La Molina, Spain. (The Associated Press)

Canada snagged silver and bronze in the slalom event at the para alpine World Cup on Friday in La Molina, Spain.

Frederique Turgeon, of Candiac Que., won silver to maintain her lead in the overall standings, while Calgary's Alana Ramsay scored bronze.

Turgeon, 19, clocked in at one minute, 55.83 seconds. She won the first two races of the World Cup season and has three remaining.

"I had a good first run, really aggressive — I felt pretty solid, even though I made a huge mistake," Turgeon said. "With that I felt super confident [heading into] the second run. I'm super happy to get second place."

Ramsay, meanwhile, landed her first podium of the season. The 24-year-old won silver in giant slalom at the world championships earlier this year, and is still regaining confidence following a crash in February.

WATCH | Silver, bronze finish for Canada:

Frederique Turgeon won World Cup silver in the slalom on Friday in Spain. 1:00
Canadian Alana Ramsey won a bronze medal at the World Cup event in Spain on Friday. 1:02

She said her time of 1:56.19 was encouraging.

"I've had some really tough days getting back out [on the race course], and today was no exception," Ramsay said. "I'm still working on getting back on my skis, so getting on the podium today is a bonus. I am looking forward to feeling like myself and getting back into what I love doing best — bashing gates and going fast."

Another Canadian, Mel Pemble, finished sixth with a time of 2:10.91.

La Molina's final World Cup slalom races for the season are scheduled for Saturday.