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Max Gartner

Q: You’ve had so many close results, with fourths and fifths, and no medals yet but we can still be more satisfied with being spread out like that rather than get


“I think it just shows that the program… we are actually contending in a lot of events now and I’m very happy with that. In almost every event we have a challenger and a couple hundredths here or there we could walk away with a bunch of medals.

We knew at the beginning it was going to be close. We didn’t have people coming here who had won a lot of World Cups, we knew we had people who could make the podium but on a given they could be first, fourth, fifth, sixth. For me, I have to look beyond the medals, and I think for me being in giant slalom and super G, being among the best in the world is looking good for us in the future.


Erik, Allison injuries.


Also, Brigitte Acton (results) all personal bests, so she stepped up her game at the Olympics, so those are the things I look at: How did they do in relation to their expectation level, so there’s lots of positives.


With Thomas we’re not sure. Thomas and Emily I’d say right now we’re not so sure, but everybody else is pretty dedicated to staying around.

I think in giant slalom and super G we are amongst the best in the world.


Homefield advantage in 2010.

Well hopefully a lot. I think we’ve got a much stronger plan going into 2010, we’re already thinking about what we can do. We know in Whistler weather might be an issue, so we want to make sure we train on sites that are good. With the Own the Podium program and VANOC being supportive I think we should really take advantage of having those Olympics at home.


Program momentum







Max Gartner before in the morning before races started.

“It could be a great day.”


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