Prince George’s Tiana Gairns for 2021 Ski Cross World Closing
She actually loves this racing factor!
Tiana Gairns continues her exceptional ‘comeback’ season by profitable a ticket to the 2021 FIS Ski Cross World Cup Closing after an distinctive stint in Russia final weekend.
On Saturday March 13, product Prince George received a second small closing of the 2020-2021 marketing campaign with Canada’s Nationwide Ski Cross Group, clinching fifth place general after beginning the day in ninth through its race of qualification.
“I bought off to an awesome begin and managed to carry everybody again with good snowboarding,” she defined, tying her private finest on a World Cup circuit.
“I’m actually happy with myself.”
The 22-year-old is competing in Sunny Valley, lower than 1,800 km east of Moscow and round 150 km north of the Kazakhstan border.
The weekend propelled Gairns to 14th place within the rankings among the many prime feminine ski cross rivals on the planet.
The 👑 of ski cross! Reece Howden left no questions after as we speak’s World Cup in Sunny Valley, RUS, the place he was on prime of his fourth podium of the season! @courtneyhoffos got here fourth whereas Tiana Gairns received the small closing to complete fifth! 🔜 World Cup finals.
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– Alpine Canada Alpin (@Alpine_Canada) March 13, 2021
She secured a spot within the prime eight after reaching the ultimate line in second place in her quarter-final, which additionally included her compatriot Marielle Thompson.
Gairns fell to 3rd place within the semifinals earlier than beating her opponents within the closing spherical of her day to succeed in fifth place.
It comes virtually two months of consistency and outcomes after unlocking a profession fifth-place end in Sweden on January 23.
Since then, Gairns has racked up sufficient factors to maneuver up the standings and probably keep on the radar of nationwide coaches in relation to selecting a Canadian group for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
“Being on the Canadian ski cross group is one thing I am very happy with,” she instructed PrinceGeorgeMatters in a earlier interview.
“The group is sort of a second household and typically I nonetheless cannot consider I could be part of it. Canada has one of many strongest groups on the planet and representing our nation in that approach is a unbelievable honor. The final two years have been troublesome for me as a result of I missed each seasons with harm. I actually hope I can keep harm free this yr and have some stable outcomes going into the Olympic yr. ”
The World Cup finals are scheduled for Sunday March 21 in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
Gairns’ 2020-21 worldwide outcomes thus far are as follows:
- Fifth in Sunny Valley (Russia)
- Fourth in Bakuriani (Georgia), blended ski-cross group occasion
- Eighth in Bakuriani (Georgia), particular person occasion
- 24o in Reiteralm (Austria)
- fifteenth in Idre Fjall (Sweden), third spherical
- Fifth in Idre Fjall (Sweden), second spherical
- thirteenth in Idre Fjall (Sweden), first spherical
- seventeenth in Arosa (Switzerland), second spherical
- twenty second in Arosa (Switzerland), first spherical