Double Gold for BC and Quebec in Para-Nordic Ski Sprint Action

    February 28, 2019

    BC followed up on yesterday’s Para-Nordic men’s sitski medal sweep, with another one today in the sprint competition. Pemberton’s Ethan Hess grabbed a second gold medal,  while his Vancouver teammates, Leo Sammarelli claimed another silver medal and Paul Finkbeiner a second bronze.

    Ethan Hess “ I’m very proud, another gold medal, and the sweep is really what is getting me proud, to sweep the podium two days in a row is incredible”.

    Andy Lin of BC, made it two gold for BC, as he won the standing sprint, with a come from behind performance ahead of Sudbury, Ontario’s, Kyle Barber. The bronze went to Manitoba’s Jesse Bachinsky.

    Andy Lin “ I was passed by Kyle early, so I just tailed him and near the last hill I saw he was tiring while I was feeling good so I just passed him and skied real hard until the end”.

    On the women side, Quebec also skied away with two gold medals. In the women’s sitski race Lyne Marie Bilodeau of Orford was again the victor with a 26 second lead over Sudbury’s Tanya Quesnel. Kryztle Shewchuck of Saskatchewan claimed her second bronze for Saskatchewan.

    Lyne Marie Bilodeau “My race went very well for me and it was a very exciting course”

    Lévis, Quebec’s Cindy Morin won Quebec’s second sprint gold medal, her second of the Games, in the women’s standing competition. Céline Kavanaugh of Grand Falls, New Brunswick claimed another silver medal and Maya Jonas another bronze.

    Cindy Morin “We had a great race together, I followed my plan and my glide was really good”

    Next up tomorrow, able bodied mass start and Para-Nordic classic races.