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IPC Alpine Worlds: Canada's Matt Hallat earns final day bronze

03/10/2015 08:20 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT
On the final day of the IPC Alpine Sking World Championships in Panorama, B.C. Canada's Matt Hallat won a slalom bronze medal, teammate Kirk Schornstein had a career best fifth, and international stars Marie Boucet of France and Alexey Bugaev of Russia claimed their fifth titles at the event.

Slalom competitions ruled the last day of the week-long event that brought out the world's best skiers in sitting, standing and visually impaired categories. Hallat's third place finish in the men's slalom (standing) brought Canada's medal total to three for the world championships, completing a full set, after earlier gold and silver medals by Mac Marcoux, guided by his brother BJ, in downhill and Super G races.

Hallat, from Squamish, B.C., was topped only by a pair of Russians, Bugaev, who was a dominant force in winning five gold medals at Panorama, and Alexander Alyabyev.

Kirk Schornstein, of Spruce Grove, Alta., was close behind Hallat, winding up a career-best 5th.

Canada's top finisher on the women's side was Erin Latimer of Toronto, who was sixth in the women's slalom (standing category).

That event was won by Marie Bouchet of France, who like Bugaev, captured her fifth title at the world championships.

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