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PHOTOS: Two Canadians reach the podium on day one of World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George

A third just missed out on a medal spot
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It has been a successful first day of competition so far at the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George which has seen two Canadians medal as of 3 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 16).

The first two events are in the books which were the Women Middle Sitting, Men Middle Sitting, Women Middle Standing, and Men Middle Standing. 

Results for each category are as follows (as of 3 p.m. on Feb. 16): 

WOMEN MIDDLE, SITTING

  1. Oksana Masters - USA: 41:35.7
  2. Kendall Gretsch - USA: 42:23.9
  3. Andrea Esaku - GER: 45:07.8
  4. Anja Wicker - GER: 49:30.5

MEN MIDDLE, SITTING

  1. Taras Rad - UKR: 43:15.0
  2. Collin Cameron - CAN: 44:45.5
  3. Euihyun Shin - KOR: 45:02.7
  4. Martin Fleig - GER: 45:47.1
  5. Aaron Pike - USA: 46:24.2
  6. Daniel Cnossen - USA: 47:05.1
  7. Dzmitry Loban - BLR: 49:36.9
  8. Scott Meengah - GBR: 49:38.7
  9. Derek Zaplotinsky - CAN: 50:22.7
  10. Sergey Ussoltsev - KAZ: 50:27.6
  11. Steve Arnold - GBR: 51:58.8
  12. Kamil Rosiek - POL: 53:07.3
  13. Hiroaki Mori - JPN: 1:01:32.8

WOMEN MIDDLE, STANDING

  1. Liudmyla Liashenko - UKR: 37:22.4 
  2. Bauman Batenkova - UKR: 38:09.3
  3. Oleksan Kononova - UKR: 38:32.0
  4. Brittany Hudak - CAN: 39:25.8
  5. Bohdana Konashuk - UKR: 40:11.2
  6. Iweta Faron - POL: 40:58.6
  7. Emily Young - CAN: 41:07.8
  8. Iryna Bui - UKR: 42:08.8
  9. Momoko Dekijima - JPN: 43:48.9
  10. Yurika Abe - JPN: 44:06.6

MEN MIDDLE, STANDING

  1. Benjamin Daviet - FRA: 36:24.4
  2. Nils-Erik Uslet - NOR: 38:34.5
  3. Mark Arendz - CAN: 38:39.0
  4. Gryg Vovchynskyi - UKR: 39:22.0
  5. Keiichi Sato - JPN: 40:48.0
  6. Serhi Romaniuk - UKR: 41:16.1
  7. Steffen Lehmker - GER: 42:08.4
  8. Marco Maier - GER: 44:04.8
  9. Pavlo Tril - UKR: 47:06.3
  10. Kyle Barber - CAN: 49:20.5

The results for the two remaining categories, Women and Men Visually Impaired later this afternoon.

Medal ceremonies will take place at the Prince George Civic Centre tonight (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m.




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Jessica Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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