35-year-old Canadian Alpine Ski Racer, Erik Guay earned his second medal of the week on Sunday. He wins silver in the men’s downhill at the world skiing championships four days after winning the super- G title.
Beat Feuz from Switzerland finished just .012 faster than Guya. Whereas Austria’s Max Franz was finished at third. Though Feuz’s top speed of 119 km/h was slower than many rivals, he was best at keeping speed through the twisting turn’s midway down a shortened course.
Where most skiing fans are looking forward to the Winter Olympics next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Guay’s focus is squarely on the world Cup circuit.
In an telephonic interview with the Canadian Press from St. Moritz, Switzerland said
“Everybody’s talking about the Olympics but, honestly, I couldn’t care less about them. The Olympics, for ski racers, doesn’t mean that much. We get to go once every four years, we don’t run on the track beforehand. When you go to a track that you know from years before, it makes it more difficult to win. It makes it so that the organizers know how to prepare and run a downhill properly.”
“A lot of times we show up at these Olympics and it’s supposed to be the greatest event on Earth but in reality it’s a little bit of a Mickey Mouse show.”
After winning the title Guay credited the win to his support team. Thanking everyone including his doctors, coaches and physiotherapists.