February 12, 2013
Canada just misses ski bronze
By QMI Agency
Canada came oh-so-close to winning its first medal in the team event at the Alpine World Ski Championships Tuesday in Schladming, Austria.
Just how close are we talking about? One one-hundredth of a second is all it took for Germany to take the bronze medal in the final dual slalom heat.
"We came as close as you can get to winning a bronze medal. The team did fantastic," Alpine Canada president Max Gartner said. "They really stepped it up in front of a huge crowd under the lights."
Canada led 2-1 after Vancouver's Mike Janyk defeated Felix Neureuther and Erin Mielzynski, of Brampton, Ont., edged superstar Maria Hoefl-Riesch by one one-hundredth of a second.
That set up Toronto's Phil Brown to make Canadian skiing history, but he fell just short. Brown laid down Canada's fastest run of the night but lost by the narrowest of margins, giving Germany the bronze as they had the faster aggregate times to break the tie.