Beatty, Valjas win gold on Day 2 at Canadian ski championships


Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty and Chelsea’s Katherine Stewart-Jones chased down chief Emily Nishikawa within the closing two kilometres of the ladies’s 10Ok skating fashion competitors Thursday on the Canadian Ski Championship’s Surge pursuit race on the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre.

Beatty powered on to a seven-second win over Nishikawa, who had began the race with a seven-second benefit primarily based on Wednesday’s outcomes. Stewart-Jones completed third.

“It was an excellent enjoyable race,” mentioned Stewart-Jones. “My technique was to catch Dahria as quickly as potential and work collectively to catch Emily. I wasn’t fairly in a position to move her, however was proud of how I used to be in a position to push.”

Anne-Marie Petitclerc received her second gold within the junior competitors, with Karly Coyne of Canmore, Alta., choosing up the gold medal for quickest time of the day. Chelsea’s Tove Halvorsen, in sixth, was once more the highest native skier.


Chelsea’s Katherine Stewart-Jones pushes to a third-place end within the girls’s 10Ok skating fashion competitors Thursday on the Canadian Ski Championship’s Surge pursuit race on the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre.

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Toronto’s Lenny Valjas claimed the lads’s general pursuit title, his second gold. He began out on the 15Ok course with a 10-second benefit, however was rapidly caught by a pursuing pack that included Gatineau’s Antoine Cyr and a Quebec Metropolis duo of Philippe Boucher and Alexis Dumas. Valjas, a veteran of the World Cup circuit, let the youthful skiers lead the pack earlier than accelerating the tempo. Boucher and Dumas completed with silver and bronze. Cyr completed fifth. Boucher had the quickest time of the day.

“(It was) quite a bit more durable than (Wednesday) for me,” Valjas mentioned. “The opposite skiers have been going very well and I used to be a barely hanging on. As soon as they caught me, I stayed behind to regain my power for a profitable assault early, earlier than the ultimate hill.”

Within the junior males’s race, Remi Drolet picked up his second gold and positioned fourth general. Ottawa’s Pierre Grall-Johnson added a second bronze to his assortment, together with his favorite race — the dash competitors — arising on Saturday. Ottawa’s Luke Allan received one other silver behind Canmore’s Xavier McKeever in a youthful junior class.


Toronto’s Lenny Valjas claimed the lads’s general pursuit title, his second gold, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 on the Canadian Ski Championship on the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre.

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