Courtesy of Red Bull Newsroom
Erik Guay stuns rivals to become oldest world champion in alpine skiing history.
The 35-year-old Canadian executed the perfect Super G run to cross the line in a time of 1.25.38 which was enough to see off the much fancied Kjetil Jansrud and compatriot Manny Osborne-Paradis.
Jansrud finished 0.45 seconds back before Osborne-Paradis ensured it was to be an historic day for Canadian skiing by snatching bronze at the death.
On a special afternoon in St. Moritz, Guay attacked the slope fearlessly from the top to claim his first victory in three years and add to the downhill world title he won in 2011 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
It was only last month though that he crashed hard on the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and despite suffering a severe hematoma of the gluteus muscle, luckily managed to avoid serious injury.
The newly crowned double world champion said: “I had a big crash in Garmisch last week. I’m happy to be here and healthy.
“It’s absolutely incredible. The only thing to make a victory better is to share it with friends. I have always loved it here in St. Moritz. I love the snow, ambience, atmosphere and, of course, the Swiss fans!”.