Cameron Alexander wins World Cup bronze in men’s downhill in Italy

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Cameron Alexander of North Vancouver, British Columbia won a World Cup bronze medal in the men’s downhill in Bormio, Italy on Thursday. For Alexander, it was his second career World Cup medal. He previously won a gold medal in the men’s downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway on March 4, 2022, immediately after the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Alexander’s other claim to fame was winning the bronze medal in the men’s downhill at the 2023 International Ski Federation World Alpine Skiing Championships in Courchevel, France.

On Thursday, Alexander had a third place time of 1:51.96. Cyprien Sarrazin of France won the gold medal with a time of 1:50.73. Marco Odermatt of Switzerland won the silver medal with a time of 1:50.82. Alexander reached the podium by 0.58 seconds. Justin Murisier of Switzerland finished in fourth place with a time of 1:52.54.

This was the third of 11 World Cup men’s downhill events in 2023-24. In the World Cup men’s downhill standings, Alexander is currently in ninth place with 86 points. The leader is Odermatt with 176 points. The bronze medal in Bormio will give Alexander confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.

On Friday, Alexander is one of five Canadian skiers competing in a men’s World Cup super giant slalom race. He is joined by James Crawford of Toronto, Ontario, Jeffrey Read of Calgary, Alberta, Riley Seager of North Vancouver, and Brodie Seager of North Vancouver.

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