Norway's Jansrud wins super-G event at Lake Louise
2nd victory in as many days
Kjetil Jansrud of Norway completed a sweep of World Cup races at the Alberta resort with a super-G win Sunday.
The 29-year-old also won Saturday's season-opening downhill. He'd never even finished in the medals at Lake Louise prior to his pair of victories.
His teammate Aksel Lund Svindal was a dominant skier at the hill west of Calgary with three straight super-G wins as well as a downhill gold two years ago.
But Svindal is sidelined with an Achilles' tendon injury, so it was up to Jansrud to keep the Norwegian anthem playing at Lake Louise.
In addition to prize money, vases and flowers, each medallist gets a white cowboy hat.
"Lake Louise is Aksel's hill and for sure it hasn't been mine, but I guess I'm turning it into mine which is a good thing," Jansrud said. "I never expected a double win though. That's something you rarely see in alpine skiing. Kind of surprised."
Jansrud won Olympic super-G gold and downhill bronze in Sochi, Russia, in February. His time Sunday was one minute 32.02 in clear, cold conditions.
Austria's Matthias Mayer, the reigning Olympic downhill champion, was second in 1:32.31. Dominik Paris of Italy was third in 1:32.33.
Osborne-Paradis was top Canadian
After tying for second in downhill, Manny Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., was the top Canadian in seventh Sunday with a time of 1:32.53.
"Super-G is definitely not my bread and butter," Osborne-Paradis said. "Downhill is where my forte is, but I'm very happy with a top-10.
Calgary's Jan Hudec, the Olympic bronze medallist in super-G, was ninth and clocked in at 1:32.62.
Canadat two other men in the top 20 as Dustin Cook of Lac-Sainte-Marie, Que., and Morgan Pridy of Whistler, B.C., were 13th and 17th respectively.
The temperature was close to minus-30, so the majority of the men wore some type of facial protection in Sunday's race. The men head to Beaver Creek, Colo., for next week's downhill, super-G and giant slalom.