Ali Nullmeyer 6th in women's slalom for top Canadian honours at World Cup Finals

Ali Nullmeyer of Toronto was top Canadian in Saturday's women's slalom at the World Cup Finals, clocking a two-run time of one minute 37.81 seconds for sixth place of 19 finishers in Courchevel, France. (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Ali Nullmeyer posted her third top-six slalom finish in a little over two months, placing sixth to lead Canada's four-member contingent at the final women's World Cup event of the season on Saturday in Courchevel, France.

The Toronto skier stopped the clock in a two-run time of one minute 37.81 seconds behind surprising World Cup Finals winner Andrej Slokar (1:36.54) of Slovakia.

Nullmeyer was a personal-best fifth on Jan. 4 in Zagreb, Croatia and sixth just five days later in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. In February, the 23-year-old finished 21st among 88 competitors in her Olympic debut in Beijing.

"Skiing at the Olympics and at World Cups definitely prepares me for all future competitions," Nullmeyer told The Middlebury Campus newspaper in Vermont, where she is a fully enrolled student at Middlebury College. "The more I race at that level, the more I can calm my nerves at all races which is helpful."

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