With the women’s 8 kilometer sit ski having finished yesterday at the Otway Nordic Centre as part of the Canada Winter Games, British Colombian Emily Suchy from the Revelstoke ski club took home gold with a time of 2:26.20. Ontario skier Tanya Quesnel finished second with a time of 2:46.47. Kelsi Paul of Saskatchewan finished third with a time of 3:09.98.
In the men’s 0.8 kilometer sit ski race, Derek Zaplotinsky from Alberta’s Strathcona Wilderness club came away with the winner with a time of 2:06.24. Quebec skier Sebastien Fortier finished second in a time of 2:15.07. British Colombia skier Ethan Hess finished third with a time of 2:27.50.
In the women’s 1.2 kilometer standing Nordic race, Brittany Hudak was the winner. The Sturgeon River Nordic skier had a time of 3:35.85. Emily Weekes from the Hollyburn club was second in a time of 3:54.78. Margarita Gorbounova had a time of 4:28.00, 4 seconds faster than Christine Henry. That time was good enough to give Ontario skier from the Laurentian Nordic club bronze.
In the men’s 1.2 kilometer standing Nordic race, Louis Fortin won gold with a time of 3:31.23. The 38-year-old was one of the oldest Nordic skiers in the para-alpine ski events at this competition. Andy Lin from British Colombia’s Nordic Racers finished second in a time of 3:34.40. Manitoba’s Jesse Bachinsky was third with a time of 4:11.70.
Race conditions were relatively warm, with an air temperature of around 8.3 C (47 F) and snow temperature of -1 C (30 F). There were 11 kilometer westerly winds, and it was sunny during the day’s races.