Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Anderson wins first World Cup in almost eight years ahead of PyeongChang 2018

Five-time Olympian Jasey-Jay Anderson claimed his first World Cup gold medal since 2010. His victory came a day after his official nomination to Team Canada’s roster for PyeongChang 2018.

The Vancouver 2010 parallel giant slalom Olympic champion is one of Team Canada’s most experienced winter athlete. When Anderson takes his spot at the start line at PyeongChang 2018, he’ll be in position to make history as the only Canadian athlete to ever compete in six Olympic Winter Games.

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Since his World Cup career begin in 1994, the Canadian has secured 28 World Cup victories. His latest feat came in parallel giant slalom at the final World Cup stop before PyeongChang 2018 in Bulgaria. The Canadian edged out Switzerland’s current World Cup leader Nevin Galmarini en route to gold. Bronze went to Italy’s Edwin Coratti.

Team Canada - Jasey-Jay Anderson - Sochi 2014

Team Canada`s Jasey Jay Anderson races in parallel giant slalom at Sochi 2014, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

With a golden end to his Olympic season, keep Anderson on your radar as he looks to make history at PyeongChang 2018.