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Lindstrom Leads Day One Qualifying
2006 World Cup Series Champion Fredrik Lindstrom was the fastest day one qualifier.

Calgary, Canada - Fredrik Lindstrom laid down a blistering run of 1:33.484 to lead day one qualifying of the 2011 Winsport Canada Cup.  Lindstrom, who hails from Stockholm, Sweden shocked many of his peers with his quick time.  He was the 2006 IGSA world Cup Series Champion but due to work and family committments, rarely races at the World Cup level anymore.

Calgary will be his only appearance on the World cup tour this year.  Finishing in second position was Louis Pilloni from Los Angeles, California with a time of 1:33.798.  Kyle Martin from Vancouver, Canada was third with a time of 1:33.923.  The yound rider from B.C. has put in a number of strong performances this year.  Adam Persson who like Lindstrom, also hails from Stockholm was fourth with a time of 1:34.143.  Nikolas Desmarais from Montreal, Canada rounded out the top five with a time of 1:34.278.
The morning started out with beautiful, partly cloudy skies for the first three-hour practice session.  A lunch break was held from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.  Qualifying was scheduled to begin immediately after lunch however just as qualifying was about to get underway, a heavy thundershower moved in.  It soaked the track and the lightning forced the closure of the chairlift.  The IGSA officials decided to move qualifying back to 3:30pm hoping that the track would dry.  Fortunately when qualifying began at 3:30pm the course was dry and remained so for the remainder of the session. 

Tomorrow's final qualifying session promises to be epic with a deep field of 127 skaters battling it out for the top 96 qualifying positions that will transfer into Sunday's finals.  All of the action will be webcast live here at

Winsport Canada Cup
Open Downhill Skateboarding Qualifying Leaders

1. Fredrik Lindstrom, Sweden           1:33.484
2. Louis Pilloni, United States           1:33.798
3. Kyle Martin, Canada                     1:33.923
4. Adam Persson, Sweden               1:34.143
5. Nikolas Desmarais, Canada         1:34.278
6. Brendan Davidson, Canada         1:34.350
7. Mischo Erban, Canada                 1:34.384
8. Travis Craig, Canada                    1:34.561
9. Zak Maytum, United States          1:34.612
10. Alex Tongue, United States        1:34.690
11. Max Gradlmiller, Canada            1:34.725
12. Zen Shikaze, Canada                 1:34.835
13. George Mackenzie, Canada       1:34.857
14. Patrick Switzer, Canada              1:35.037
15. Douglas Silva, Brazil                   1:35.143
16. Jackson Shapiera, Australia       1:35.238
17. Max Wipperman, United States  1:35.370
18. Andrew Chapman, Canada         1:35.864
19. Georges Siddiqi, United States   1:35.991
20. Trevor Ovendon, United States   1:36.027

Parks Leads in Street Luge

Kolby Parks from Picton, Canada led the first day of Street Luge qualifying with a time of 1:35.496.  His teammate William Condon from Belleville, Canada was second with a time of 1:37.131.  Qualifying in third position was Zak Maytum makig his street luge racing debut.  He posted a time of 1:38.705.  Qualifying will continue on Saturday afternoon.

Winsport Canada Cup
Street Luge Qualifying Leaders

1. Kolby Parks, Canada                    1:35.496
2. William Condon, Canada              1:37.131
3. Zak Maytum, United States           1:38.705
4. Louis Roy, Canada                        1:39.366
5. Dylan Wall, Canada                       1:40.701

Winsport Canada Cup
Classic Luge Qualifying Leaders

1. Frank Williams, United States       1:43.507
2. Ross Baradoy, Canada                  1:46.841
3. Nick Kamink, Canada                    1:48.358
4. William Condon, Canada               1:49.959
5. Chris McBride, United States         1:53.563

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