Para-Nordics take the Podium at Canada Winter Games

Team BC adds 15 more medals to tally

Author: Administrator Team BC/Thursday, February 28, 2019/Categories: 2019 News2019 Canada Winter Games

PHOTO CREDITS: BOGETTI-SMITH

“For the third time this week, Team BC para nordic athletes have swept the podium.

It was deja vu for the trio of athletes, as Ethan Hess (Pemberton) collected his third gold medal, Leo Sammarelli (Vancouver) his third silver and Paul Finkbeiner (Vancouver) his third bronze.

Hess crossed the finish line for the men's sitting five kilometre event at 16:17.70, followed by Sammarelli at 18:34.70 and then Finkbeiner at 21:21.50.nThe group previously swept the podium in the same positions in the men's sitting sprint event and the men's sitting 2.5 km competition. Darryl Yuen (Vancouver) crossed the line in 5th place.

Andy Lin (Burnaby) held off two Ontario athletes to win gold in the para nordic standing men's five kilometre race. Lin (Burnaby) crossed the finish line in 15:45.70, silver medallist Kyle Barber (Ontario) finished with a time of 16:24.80 and bronze medallist Jesse Bachinsky (Ontario) crossed the finish with a time of 17:13.30.

This is Lin's second medal of these Games. He won silver in the men's para nordic standing sprint event earlier this week. 


Maya Jonas picked up her third medal of the Games on the cross country course, this time a silver. Jonas, who won two bronze medals earlier this week in the 2.5 km race and the sprint, crossed the finish line of the para nordic standing five kilometre course with a time of 27:02.30. Quebec's Cindy Morin took the gold medal with a time of 24:59.50 and Céline Kavanaugh (New Brunswick) skied to a bronze medal with a time of 27:56.90 … “

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE EXCELLENT COACHING THESE ATHLETES HAVE RECEIVED THROUGH JESSICA HEYES (PARA-NORDICS HEAD COACH), JAMIE STIRLING (COACH AND GUIDE) AND THE VOLUNTEERS IN OUR PARA-NORDICS PROGRAM WHO HELPED TOWARDS THEIR SUCCESS

Way to Go !

PHOTO CREDITS: BOGETTI-SMITH