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Osborne-Paradis has momentum heading into Sochi

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According to the Canadian Press, the men's downhill event at St. Moritz was cancelled on Saturday because of fog, but Canadian alpine skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis should enter the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with some confidence.

That is because Osborne-Paradis of Vancouver finished a respectable fourth place in Thursday's training session. However Osborne-Paradis should realize there is a lot of work to be done and a training session for skiers is like an exhibition game for hockey players. At the end of the day, no one remembers the results.

The mere fact Osborne-Paradis had a fourth place finish in a practice run so close to the biggest event of his life, should give him some positive energy in what has been a somewhat disappointing season.

It is safe to say more was expected from Osborne-Paradis, but he does have two fourths, two sevenths an eighth and a tenth. That is good for 17th overall. While Erik Guay of Montreal, Quebec and Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Quebec are in the conversation to end Canada's 20 year drought without a medal in alpine skiing, it is safe to say that Osborne-Paradis deserves to be a footnote at this time.

The men's downhill will take place on February 9 at midnight.

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