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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Owen Sound Skier Troubled By Weather

Lake Louise, AB | by Kevin Bernard  

Larisa Yurkiw finishes 47th in Women's Downhill Race at Lake Louise.

Owen Sound’s Larisa Yurkiw endured more bad luck at the hands of Mother Nature as she finished 47th in the second ladies’ downhill at the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup.

She was slowed by fresh snow on Saturday following a race delay.

On Friday, Yurkiw was forced to wait several hours to start Friday’s downhill following delays due to fog and she ended up finishing 44th.

The 24-year-old was hoping for a top-30 result in yesterday’s downhill but had to race on several centimetres of fresh snow.

Conditions were better for most of Saturday’s race, though poor visibility was an issue for some racers.

One of those was USA superstar Lindsey Vonn, but she recovered from a big mistake in the Fishnet section of the course to beat her nearest rival  once again her teammate Stacey Coo k– by half a second.

Yurkiw will race in Sunday's super-G at Lake Louise.

 

 

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