Friday, November 20, 2009

Nation's Cup

Yesterday I raced in Nation's Cup, and I needed to place in the top 15 to race in the World Cup on Saturday. I placed 5th. There are 10 girls from around the world exempt from racing in the Nations cup because of their last years performance.
So on Saturday, the 10 girls who are exempt and the 15 who qualified today will race in the World Cup. Erin Hamlin, Julia Clukey and I will race on Saturday. I'm relieved today is over.
This is how the World Cup works. There are 5 girls left contending for 3 spots on the Olympic Team. Erin Hamlin, who beat the Germans 99 race winning streak, is the current World Champion. She is pre-qualified for the next 4 races. If the rest of us do not place in the top nine, we will have another race off in Altenberg, Germany. One more girl will then go home. After the next two races if we do not get in the top 9 finish, we will have another race off for the final spot on the Olympic Team.
The next 3 World Cup races take place in Igls, Altenberg, and Lillehamer.
Thanks for all your support.

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