Double Bronze for Michelle Salt in Landgraaf

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Vancouver, BC – 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

Athlete

Europa Cup
Tue. 14 Nov. 2017

World Cup #1
Wed. 15 Nov. 2017

World Cup #2
Thurs. 16 Nov. 2017

Michelle Salt
(Calgary, AB), LL1
 

3rd

3rd

3rd

Sandrine Hamel (Montreal, QC), LL2
 

5th

4th

4th

John Leslie
(Arnprior, ON), LL2 
 

4th

6th

5th

Alex Massie
(Barrie, ON), LL2
 

7th

7th

8th

Curt Minard
(Vernon, BC), UL
 

6th

6th

7th

Andrew Genge
(Oshawa, ON), UL
 

11th

10th

18th

Colton Liddle
(Wawa, ON), LL2
 

19th

15th

17th

 
Full results can be found on the World Para Snowboard website.
 

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