Speed skiers push the limits in Verbier

Verbier April 16, 2013 105 Gerald The Canadian Speed Ski Team, featuring four Sun Peaks racers, has recorded rocket speeds and personal bests at the FIS World Championships in Verbier, Switzerland.

The standout was 17-year-old Joss Advocaat who was competing in his first world championships. Advocaat’s racing left no doubt that he’s a speed skiing star on the rise, finishing 16th in the first world cup final, clocking 193.90 kilometres per hour. The result left him tantalizingly close to qualifying for the final, missing the next round by only one position.

Veteran speed skier Adam Earle finished 18th in the first final, recording 193.76 km/h. Mike Forster and John Sharun, both racing in the men’s speed downhill category, set personal bests of 159.97 km/h and 166.88 km/h respectively.

Both Advocaat and Earle were invited by organizers to forerun the second final, and they made it count by joining the 200 km/h club, recording speeds of 202.46 km/h and 200.60 km/h respectively. Both speeds were personal bests for Advocaat and Earle.

For full results go to: xspeedski.net

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