Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires at age 36

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian alpine skiing great Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Vancouver, British Columbia retired at age 36 on Tuesday according to Jim Morris of CBC Sports. Osborne-Paradis won 11 World Cup medals in his career and the bronze medal in the men’s super giant slalom at the 2017 World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Among Osborne-Paradis’s 11 World Cup medals, he won three gold medals, four silver medals and four bronze medals. His gold medals came in the men’s downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway on March 6, 2009, in the men’s super giant slalom in Lake Louise, Alberta on November 29, 2009, and in the men’s downhill in Val Gardena, Italy on December 19, 2009.

At the 2017 World Ski Championships, Osborne-Paradis won one of three medals for Canada. The other two came from Erik Guay of Montreal, Quebec. Guay won gold in the men’s super giant slalom and silver in the men’s downhill.

In the men’s super giant slalom competition at the World Championships in St. Moritz three years ago, Osborne-Paradis posted a time of one minute, 25.89 seconds. He reached the podium by three one hundredths of a second, as Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway had a fourth place time of one minute, 25.92 seconds. Guay won the gold medal with a time of 1:25.38. Kjetl Jansrud of Norway won the silver medal with a time of 1:25.83.

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