French Dominate DH Seeding at Worlds

Aug 30, 2002
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The French took 6 of the top 8 spots in the men's and women's downhill yesterday in Kaprun. Cedric Gracia posted the day's fastest time of 5:23.88 followed closely by Mickael Pascal and reigning World Champion, Nicolas Vouilloz. On the women's side, Anne-Caroline spanked the field crossing the line over 13 seconds ahead of second place qualifier Missy Giove. Nolveen Le Caer and Sabrina Jonnier were third and fourth in the seeding. Dustin Adams was the top Canadian male, qualifying in 35th after crashing twice. Michelle Dumeresq, who recently garnered much mainstream press as a former male, was top Canadian woman in 25th.
Downhill Seeding


MEN


1. C├ędric Gracia (F), 5:23.88 (35.57 kph)
2. Mickael Pascal (F), at 0.21
3. Nicolas Vouilloz (F), at 0.72
4. Tomas Miser (Sp), at 3.99
5. Mick Hannah (Aus), at 4.01
6. Chris Kovarik (Aus), at 4.64
7. Jared Graves (Aus), at 4.82
8. Kirt Voreis (USA), at 5.04
9. Nathan Rennie (Aus), at 7.19
10. Cesar Rojo (Sp), at 7.27
Other North Americans
22. Myles Rockwell (USA), at 13.85
25. Eric Carter (USA), at 15.66
35. Dustin Adams (Can), at 22.21
53. Mathieu Lauren(Can), at 33.63
56. Brant Lyon (Can), at 35.57
58. Richard Lancaster (USA), at 36.42
71. Trevor Porter (Can), at 43.19
81. Mike Jones (Can), at 53.03
85. Geoff Pendrel (Can), at 56.22

WOMEN

1. Anne-Caroline Chausson (F), 5:56.12 (32.35 kph)
2. Missy Giove (USA), at 13.86
3. Nolveen Le Caer (F), at 17.28
4. Sabrina Jonnier (F), at 22.26
5. Fionn Griffiths (GB), at 23.19
6. Kathy Pruitt (USA), at 23.98
7. Petra Bernhard (Aut), at 24.54
8. Tracy Moseley (GB), at 25.98
9. Marla Streb (USA), at 26.10
10. Vanessa Quin (NZ), at 26.52
Other North Americans
17. April Lawyer (USA), at 41.24
20. Lisa Sher (USA), at 51.20
22. Melissa Buhl (USA), at 51.20
25. Michelle Dumeresq (Can), at 57.43
28. Sylvie Allen (Can), at 1:17.31
37. Sheila Morris (Can), at 2:25.25
38. Claire Buchar (Can), at 2:32.99
39. Cassidy Johnson (Can), at 2:45.22



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