Roni Remme wins World Cup women’s alpine combined silver in Switzerland

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Roni Remme of Collingwood, Ontario won her first career World Cup alpine skiing medal on Sunday when she won the silver medal in the women’s alpine skiing combined in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. It was the first World Cup medal for a Canadian alpine skier this season.

Remme posted a second place time of 2:15.58, and the fastest slalom run of the competition at 43.44 seconds. She also had the sixth fastest downhill time of 1:32.14.

Remme reached the podium comfortably by 1.16 seconds over Rahel Kopp of Switzerland, who finished in fourth spot with a time of 2:16.74. Federica Brignone of Italy won the gold medal with a time of 2:15.20. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland won the bronze medal with a time of 2:16.24.

This was the only women’s alpine combined World Cup competition of the 2018-19 season. A women’s alpine combined World Cup race was cancelled in Val d’Isere, France on December 14. Due to the fact this was the only women’s alpine combined World Cup race in 2018-19, Renne finishes in second place for the season.

In women’s alpine combined at the 2018 World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden on February 8, Holdener won the gold medal, with Remme finishing in a very respectable fifth place.

The last Canadian to win a World Cup alpine skiing medal was Erik Guay of Montreal, Quebec, who won a World Cup men’s super giant slalom bronze medal in Val Gardena, Italy on December 16, 2016. The bronze medal will give Remme confidence as she prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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