Keir - la première médaille d'or - déjà !!!

lundi 13 septembre 2010

Keir a gagné à Queenstown, Nouvelle-Zélande

Dimanche le 12 septembre Keir dans sa nouvelle combi a gagné sa première course et fini 2ème pour le sérié "Interfields" a Queenstown, Nouvelle-Zélande. Enorme !

What a race!   
Race day was on Sunday 12th September and was the last race of the 2010 Interfields series - and a GS (salome géant) course.

The Interfields Alpine Ski Race Series is a series of 6 mixed-GS and SL races intended to develop and encourage youth ski racing in NZ.  It is open to all competitors born in the year 1992 or later.  Competitors come from from Coronet Peak in Queenstown, Cadrona, Treble Cone, Ohau, Round Hill, Mt Dobson to Mt Hutt just outside of Christchurch and any fields in between.

Keir is in the E1 category.  E1's are children born in 2002 or earlier and are the youngest racers - and believe it or not World Cup points are allocated against these races. Keir is now a registered Ski Racing NZ athlete!

Keir skis for QAST - Queenstown Alpine Ski team and while this is his first year racing, this was his 4th time on the podium.  Previously he has been 3rd, 4th and 5th.  He really skied the best I've ever seen him ski yesterday and was pretty flawless.  Everything came together; the weather (it was supposed to rain but didn't), the suit, the attitude, the hard-work and training, and the rented skis.  He won by a whooping (énorme)  2 seconds! By getting first place he also moved himself into 2nd place overall for the Interfields series so he came home with 2 medals  - and a pair of new skis that he won for coming 2nd in the series.  He is feeling very happy with himself! 

No time for rest, though!  He has had today off and then will train Tues/Wed/Thu at Coronet Peak before driving up to Methvan on Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday he will race in the South Island Championships at Mt Hutt - two days in which he will race both a GS and SL course - and he'll have two runs on each course.

Thanks again, its pretty cool that you've been part of his success!