Kennedy-Sim has struggled this season to continue the form that enabled her to finish the 2011/2012 season with a world ranking of 11 but today she showed definite signs that things are improving.
The Australian Institute of Sport / NSW Institute of Sport skier was 13th fastest in qualifying, earning a place in the quarter finals.
But unfortunately the fifth round of World Cup competition finished at that point when she did not finish the race.
Kennedy-Sim ended the day in 14th place behind Austria’s Andrea Limbacher, Sweden’s Anna Holmlund in second and Switzerland’s Fanny Smith making up the last podium position.
AIS / NSWIS athletes Katya Crema and Jenny Owens missed the cut with their qualifying times.
Grimus, who is enjoying a career best World Cup season, qualified for the first of the elimination finals by posting the 30th fastest time in qualifying.
He skied an aggressive and smart race to cross the line in the first final only to finish fourth in the quarters, making him ineligible to advance to the semi-finals. He placed 16th overall and still retains his top .10 ranking.
Scott Kneller qualified for the finals in 22nd place but could not finish any higher than third in his elimination race, ending his hopes of going deeper in the draw. He finished in 21st place overall.
The men’s event was won by Switzerland’s Alex Fivas, while Slovakian Filip Flisar and Czech Tomas Kraus were second and third.
The squad will quickly regroup for their next World Cup event in Megeve, France, on Wednesday January 16.