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Whistler, BC's Britt Janyk successfully defended her national title for the third consecutive year as the leading lady of giant slalom at the 2004 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships at Mont Ste-Anne, Que., on Tuesday.
This is the sixth Canadian Championship title for Janyk, three of which are in GS. The 23-year-old racer was second after the first run, and won the second run for a total time of one minute, 57.13 seconds for the win.
“My goal was to win this race, and that's what I did. I was actually very happy after the first run even though I was second. It made me push even harder and stay focused on performing in the second leg,” said Janyk. “We could tell during inspection that the course ended in a real sprint, so it was important to just let it run. This was a close race, and everyone knew the competition would be very high.”
Janyk finished ahead of teammate Genevi