Jeffrey Read win World Cup silver in Norway

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Jeffrey Read of Calgary, Alberta, son of Canadian skiing icon Ken Read, won the silver medal in a World Cup alpine skiing event in Kvitfjell, Norway. Read’s silver medal occurred in a men’s super giant slalom.

Read posted a time of 1:09.40. Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria won the gold medal with a time of 1:09.23. Dominik Paris of Italy and Marco Odermatt of Austria shared the bronze medal as they each had a time of 1:09.42. Paris and Odermatt reached the podium by two one-hundredths of a second. Cameron Alexander of North Vancouver, British Columbia, who won the bronze medal in the men’s downhill on Saturday, finished in fifth place with a time of 1:09.44.

This was the first World Cup medal for Read. This was also the last World Cup men’s super giant slalom race of the season prior to the World Cup Season Final in Saalbach, Austria on March 22.

In the World Cup men’s super giant slalom standings, Read is in seventh place with 158 points. Odermatt is the World Cup leader with 450 points. The silver medal for Read will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Jeff’s father Ken was a Crazy Canuck who won 14 World Cup alpine skiing medals in the downhill from 1975 to 1983.

 

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