Canadian performance of the week: John Kucera.
During the last weekend, and for the first time in Canadian history, John Kucera has won the gold medal at the downhill event of the 2009 World Championships presented in Val d'Isere, France.
Kucera completed his event with a time of 2:07.01 and it was good enough for a gold medal at this prestigious competition. This is his first important victory in career because his only victory on the world cup circuit came in 2006 at Lake Louise where he had won the Super-G event.
With the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics around the corner, this great result will push the rest of the Canadian team members to keep their best shape and be in the race for this important competition.
Congratulations John and good luck for the rest of this 2009 season!
(Picture: John Kucera, Canadian Press.)