02/05/2015 03:05 EST | Updated 04/07/2015 05:59 EDT

Dustin Cook gives Canada silver in super-G at world championships

Canadian Dustin Cook won a surprising silver medal in the super-G event at the world alpine skiing championships at Beaver Creek, Colo., on Thursday. 

The Toronto-born skier completed the course in 1:15.79, behind winner Hannes Reichelt of Austria, who clocked a time of 1:15.68 and ahead of bronze medallist Adrien Theaux of France with a time of 1:15.92.

Cook, 25, is a relative unknown on the World Cup circuit, where his best finish is a 12th-place showing.