adidas world cup football boots Kirk Schornstein named to Paralympic ski team
Kirk Schornstein is heading to South Korea and has his eyes on the podium after being named as one of the 12 members of the Canadian Paralympics Alpine Skiing team.
Announced by Alpine Canada Alpin the governing body for both Alpine skiing and para alpine skiing on Feb. 16, Schornstein is among seven men and five women from throughout Canada who have made the team.
feels pretty special, especially with this being the third time around, Schornstein, who hails from Spruce Grove, said. expected it to happen and to go, but now it real and I trust myself and in my abilities and I ready to give it all in Korea. make up of the team consists of World Champions, World Cup champions and former Paralympian medalists, as well as some up and coming skiers. Schornstein, who knows a few of his teammates from other para alpine competitions, said that he and the other two most seasoned skiers (Kurt Oatway and Braydon Luscombe) will do their part to help out their less experienced peers.
think there always a sense of us all working on our individual things, but for the newer athletes that are coming along, we going to help out as much as possible, Schornstein said. get them up to speed as best we can with what we done and known from past experiences. plans to head to Pyeongchang at the end of February, Schornstein has spent the last week getting in the final touches on his training prior to the Paralympics.
is the first time that I actually going to be home before the games. I travel a lot, and I only home for about a month out of the year so this week is pretty busy. It a lot of training three days at Snow Valley to make sure I feel good and confident and then I be at the gym at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre every day and just staying relaxed and enjoying my time at home and the quiet before the storm, Schornstein said.
Athletic director for the team, Matt Hallat, called the team hungry and said that he was proud of where the team is at.
proud of where this team has come. We worked very hard to prepare ourselves for the task ahead, he said. know we can compete with the best in the world and look forward to the opportunity. their last shot at the podium, the paralympic team won eight medals (two gold, one silver and five bronze) in Sochi, Russia.
Federal Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Kristy Duncan, also congratulated those named to the team, issuing a statement calling the Canadian team a tradition. behalf of the Government of Canada and Canadians from coast to coast to coast, I congratulate the para alpine athletes who were named to the Canadian Paralympic Team today, she said. has a proud history at the Paralympics Winter Games and our teams experience and unparalleled dedication to sport will be showcased as our athletes reach for the podium.