Canadians see mixed results in Italy 

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Grandi was the sole qualifier from the men’s team in the night slalom on Dec. 15, racing under the lights with thousands of fans cheering from the sidelines. After two runs he finished in 19 th place – in the points, but not close enough to the podium for his liking.

"Of course I’m not satisfied. But I needed to start somewhere in slalom. At least today I had a good feeling on my skis. I can definitely build on this," said Grandi.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia took the gold medal, edging out Giorgio Rocca of Italy and Manfred Pranger of Austria.

None of the other Canadian men qualified for a second run.

On Dec. 16, the women went to work in the first of a pair of slaloms. None of the Canadian women, Allison Forsyth, Britt Janyk or Emily Brydon, qualified for a second run.

The win went to Anja Paerson of Sweden, followed by Laure Pequegnot of France and Nicole Hosp of Austria.

The Canadian women were frustrated once again on Dec. 17, when none of the athletes managed to qualify for a second run in the slalom. Janyk came closest, finishing the day in 40 th position.

Nicole Hosp of Austria took the gold, followed by Anja Paerson of Sweden and Marlies Schild of Austria.

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