Double Bronze for Michelle Salt in Landgraaf
November 16, 2017
Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB) kicked off the Para-snowboard World cup season in style, capturing back to back bronze medals at the Landgraaf, NL Banked Slalom World Cups on November 15th & 16th, 2017. This was part of an incredible effort from the Para-snowboard team, which included multiple top ten finishes across multiple categories. Brenna Huckaby (USA) and Cécile Hernandez-Cervellon (FRA) took home gold and silver respectively on both race days.
Taking part in their first world cups of the season, the Para-snowboard team arrived in the Netherlands in time for a tune up Europa cup race, with a largely world cup field in attendance. Salt set the tone for the rest of the week, grabbing bronze in the Europa cup before nabbing her world cup medals.
« For the first time in a long time I wasn’t focused on a podium finish, instead I just focused on having a good time, » commented Salt. « I set personal goals the last 3 days and am very happy I was able to acheive those goals thanks to the support of my sponsors, teammates, and coaches »
Another strong performance from the team included a pair of 4th place finishes in from Next Gen rider Sandrine Hamel (Montreal, QC), who missed out the podium by 2 tenths of a second. The team will now head to Austria for a training camp before heading to Finland for a pair of Para-snowboardcross World Cups, with qualifiation to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralypic Games on the line.
Full Canadian Results
Tue. 14 Nov. 2017
|World Cup #1
Wed. 15 Nov. 2017
|World Cup #2
Thurs. 16 Nov. 2017
(Calgary, AB), LL1
(Montreal, QC), LL2
(Arnprior, ON), LL2
(Barrie, ON), LL2
(Vernon, BC), UL
(Oshawa, ON), UL
(Wawa, ON), LL2
Full results can be found on the World Para Snowboard website.
Photo: Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships/Andrew Jay Photography