Emily Sarsfield shines in Argentina

Two South American Cup Ski Cross races took place last week in Chapelco, Argentina where British Ski Cross Team member Emily Sarsfield, 27 competed in a field which included members of the Canadian Olympic Ski Cross Team.

The races were the third and forth of the 2011 season and in glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, Sarsfield finished 3rd and 4th in the ladies. Sarsfield carries over her strong finish from the 2010 season where she won the Val Thorens ladies Ski Cross Europa Cup.

Since the disappointment of missing out on the Olympics due to a serious knee injury in 2009 Sarsfield has continued to improve race on race.
“To finish 3rd and 4th today in a field with Canadian Olympians (Kelsey) Serwa [5th in the Vancouver Winter Olympics] and (Danielle) Poleschuk [19th in the Vancouver Winter Olympic] is a great feeling particularly following on from my Europa Cup win in Val Thorens back in March.
“After such a difficult 2010 missing out on the Olympics, I can’t wait for the start of the 2011 world cup season in December, but in the mean time I have a few things to work on which will improve my race technique.”

The Ski Cross World Cup kicks off on 18th December in Innichen/San Candid0o, Italy where Sarsfield will be competing for the British Team.

Race 1
1. Kelsey Serwa CAN
2. Danielle Poleschuk CAN
3. Emily Sarsfield GBR
4. Marielle Thompson CAN

Race 2
1. Kelsey Serwa CAN
2. Danielle Poleschuk CAN
3. Marielle Thompson CAN
4. Emily Sarsfield GBR


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