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Skiing - 28. February 2008.

CANADIANS IN TOP 10 IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS DOWNHILL

FORMIGAL, SPA (February 26th, 2007) – Two Canadians cracked the top 10 as the Ladies downhill events were held at the World Junior Alpine Ski Championships today in Formigal, SPA.

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Larisa Yurkiw (Photo credit: ACA / www.robertkwong.com)

Canadian national downhill champion Larisa Yurkiw (Owen Sound, ON) led the way finishing eighth followed closely by first-year 2010 Acceleration Team member Kelly McBroom (Canmore, AB) in tenth

 

In the J1 category (15 & 16 year-old’s), Tess Davies (Canmore, AB) narrowly missed out on the ladies podium, finishing in fourth spot.

“We’re happy with three top 10’s. You come here for medals obviously but when you’re top 10 in the world it shows that you are right in there,” said ACA National development director Mark Sharp.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won today’s Ladies event .

Sharp said he was pleased with the overall performance by the Canadians.

“They all did their job and definitely charged down the mountain, showing that they belong, Larisa has proven that she is one of the best young downhill ski racers in Canada and she was very aggressive today,” Sharp said.

“The same can be said for Kelly. Her result is a huge confidence boost and that’s going to feel good for her. We’re proud of them all,” he added.


 

FORMIGAL, SPA – FEB. 26TH, 2008 – DOWNHIL – LADIES

1

3

STUHEC Ilka

1990

SLO

1:50.13

2

7

GUT Lara

1991

SUI

1:50.73

3

21

REBENSBURG Viktoria

1989

GER

1:51.17

4

6

FENNINGER Anna

1989

AUT

1:51.38

5

2

MIKLOS Edith

1988

ROU

1:51.73

6

18

STIEPEL Isabelle

1990

GER

1:52.08

7

14

PELLISSIER Marion

1988

FRA

1:52.13

8

5

YURKIW Larisa

1988

CAN

1:52.31

9

16

MCKENNIS Alice

1989

USA

1:52.56

10

11

MCBROOM Kelly

1989

CAN

1:52.70

***






28

40

IRWIN Stephanie

1990

CAN

1:55.33

38

58

DAVIES Tess

1991

CAN

1:57.86

40

22

SIMMERLING Georgia

1989

CAN

1:58.41

Did not finish: PHELAN Brittany (CAN)

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&raceid=50812


2008 WORLD JUNIOR ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

SHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Super G

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WJC

28.02.2008

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Slalom

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WJC

29.02.2008

Formigal

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WJC

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ABOUT THE 2008 FIS WORLD JUNIOR ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Canada has sent 16 of the nation’s most talented young ski racers to the 2008 FIS World Junior Alpine Ski Championships taking place in Formigal, SPA from February 23rd to 29th. There is a long and proud history of Canadian medalists at the World Junior Championships which involve athletes who are 19 year’s old and under competing for Men’s and Ladies downhill, super G, giant slalom and slalom titles.

“Best in the world… at every level”

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