Jack Leitch
Head shot of Jack Leitch

Jack Leitch

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Alpine

Hometown

Calgary, AB

Jack Leitch was the guide for visually impaired Para alpine skier Mac Marcoux at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The pair won the downhill gold and bronze in the giant slalom.

Leitch hooked-up with Marcoux for the 2016-17 season. The new combination enjoyed immediate success, capped by four gold medals and a silver at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy in January 2017.

In March 2017, the duo raced the Para alpine World Cup Final, the test event on the course that will be used for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, in South Korea. They took gold in the downhill, silver in the Super G and fourth in the slalom. They were crowned the World Cup downhill season champions.

Leitch said he was thrilled with the opportunity to guide Marcoux, one of the top young Para alpine skiers in the world, and help him achieve his goals on the road to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Marcoux says Leitch is a great fit for his skiing because the former Alberta provincial team member is a strong and confident racer. “We both share similar strengths and weaknesses, making it easy for both of us to work on our skiing together,” Marcoux said.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - Guided Mac Marcoux to gold and bronze at the Paralympic Winter Games... Guided  Marcoux to four gold medals and a silver at the 2017 World Para-Alpine Skiing Championships in January 2017 in Tarvisio, Italy…

 

PERSONAL

Home club: Banff Alpine Racers and Calgary Alpine Race Club…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS (as guide for Mac Marcoux)

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - downhill - 1st

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - giant slalom - 3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - slalom - 4th

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 1st

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G - 1st

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 1st

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 1st

2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 2nd>