JEONGSEON, South Korea – Canadian Manny Osborne-Paradis registered the fastest time in the first training session for the Men’s Downhill skiing in Jeongseon on Thursday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
The 33-year-old from North Vanouver, B.C., appearing at his fourth Winter Olympic Games, notched a time of 1:40.45, 0.31 seconds faster than second placed Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze in the downhill at Sochi four years ago. Switzerland’s Mauro Caviziel registered the third best time, completing the 2.9-kilometer (1.8-mile) long course in 1:40.90.
Reigning Olympic downhill champion, Matthias Mayer of Austria, was fourth, coming in at 1:41.20.
Top 5 in Men’s downhill training:
Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:40.45
Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1:40.76
Mauro Caviziel (SWI) 1:40.90
Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:41.20
Brice Roger (FRA) 1:41.37
– Canadian Press. Photo: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann