Dueck arrives in Sochi on a roll

Two first place finishes at World Cup Finals in Italy prior to Paralympics

Josh Dueck on the podium at Tarvisio

Josh Dueck on the podium at Tarvisio

The Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia are underway and Kimberley’s Josh Dueck is heading in filled with confidence after a great showing at the World Cup finals in Italy last week.

Dueck took a first in the Super G and the Super Combined as well as sixth in the Downhill last week at teh World Cup Finals.

Dueck keeps his followers updated on his website joshdueck.com, but it will not be updated while he is in Sochi as he is not allowed to post anything that might even remotely be considered mentioning his sponsors, so his website goes into a Paralympic blackout. Just before the deadline he posted this:

“This ski season has been filled with challenges and many learning opportunities for me.  My ever expanding curiosity for refining my approach to how I come down the mountains has been a bit of an evil mistress.  Some days I feel like an absolute champion and others I am faced with deep contemplations as to what on earth I am doing?

“The great news is that thanks to the support of all the coaches and support staff at Alpine Canada I have been able to work through all of these challenges to be in a position of great stoke as we move forward to Sochi.”

Dueck races the Downhill, March 8, the Super G on the 9th, the Super Combined on the 11th, the Slalom on the 13th and the GS on March 15.

 

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