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Canadians win World Cups a week after 2014 Winter Olympics

Erik Guay
Erik Guay
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According to the Associated Press, two Canadians won World Cup events on Saturday, one week after the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Erik Guay of Montreal, Quebec won a World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, by posting a time of 1:22.17. Guay was 0.35 seconds faster than second place finisher Johan Clarey of France. The men's Olympic downhill champion, Matthias Mayer of Austria finished in third place with a time of 1:22.74.

Even though Guay is 32 years old, he has indicated his interest to stick around through the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

In women's moguls meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe won a World Cup gold medal in Inawashiro, Japan on Saturday. Justine Dufour-Lapointe posted a score of 23.41 points to beat American Heather McPhie by 0.42 points. Justine's sister Maxime joined her on the podium in Japan by winning bronze with a score of 22.67 points. It was Justine's other sister Chloe that joined her on the podium by winning a silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.