Kennedy-Sim placed seventh in race one on Saturday, after reacing the Small Final where she placed third.
“I skied really well, putting pressure on my competitors from when the gate dropped,” Kennedy-Sim said.
Although missing out in qualifying for the second event of the Innichen double header by the narrowest of margins, Kennedy-Sim remained positive and is already looking forward to challenging for a podium finish after the Christmas break.
“I am disappointed that I don’t get to try and make the final,however, I am more motivated than ever to capture a podium,” Kennedy-Sim said after her race.
Fellow OWIA/NSWIS athlete Anton Grimus did not make it through qualifying for Race 1, but was back in action on Sunday for the second of the weekends Innichen World Cup events, after qualifying for the finals in 20th position.
In his Eight Final, Grimus made a good start, eventually finishing in third place, therefore missing out on a spot in the Quarter Final, and finishing in 21st position overall.
“I had a good start,” Grimus said. “The speed is there but it’s just frustrating that I haven’t been able to put the results on the board, but I’m confident that I’ll get there.”
Head coach Shawn Fleming was satisfied with the early season form.
“All of the pieces are there, we just need to put them together with no mistakes,” Fleming said. “Anton had a small mistake up top putting him in fourth but made a great pass in the negative turn moving him up to third.”
“We are happy with the pre-Christmas block, but at the same time feel we really could have left with more,” Fleming added.
The next World Cup event is scheduled for 9th January in Watles, Italy.