Emily Brydon (Fernie, BC) captured the first World Cup victory of her career and became just the fifth Canadian woman to win a World Cup super G race, finishing first today in St. Moritz, SUI.

Brydon is the first Canadian Ladies World Cup SG champion since Geneviève Simard (Val-Morin, QC) won on January 14th, 2004 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA. The other Canadians on this exclusive list are Melanie Turgeon (Innsbruck, AUT Feb. 26th, 2000), Liisa Savijarvi (Furano, JPN, March 2nd, 1986) and Laurie Graham (Jan 8th, 1984 Puy St. Vincent, FRA).

This is the seventh career World Cup podium for Brydon and her third in St. Moritz.

“It feels awesome. I am so excited. I have worked really hard for this and I have been through a lot of adversity. I think all that makes it even sweeter when a dream like this comes true,” said the 27-year old Fernie Snow Valley Ski Club alum.

Brydon finished the Corviglia piste with a time of one minute 17.30 to win convincingly. She admitted after the race that it was going to take a while for the accomplishment to fully sink in.

“It’s really emotional up there especially because it’s my first one,” said Brydon about climbing to the top of the podium. “It’s me up there but it’s not just me, it’s the whole team. It’s a team effort that got me there and I think that’s what’s really cool about it.”