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Skiing - 26. February 2008.

YURKIW IN TOP 10 AS WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN WITH LADIES SUPER G


FORMIGAL, SPA (February 23rd, 2007) - Larisa Yurkiw (Owen Sound, ON) opened the FIS World Junior Alpine Ski Championships in Formigal, SPA today by finishing the Ladies super G as the top Canadian in 10th place.

Yurkiw, who won two Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships earlier this month, finished in a time of one minute 43.29 seconds.

Marie-Pier Préfontaine (St-Sauveur, QC) and Kelly McBroom (Canmore, AB) made it three Canadians in the Top 30, finishing 22nd and 25th respectively.

The opening race of the 2008 World Junior Championships was won by Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg in a time of 1:40.19 followed by Austrians Anna Fenninger in second and Stefanie Moser third.

Georgia Simmerling (West Vancouver, BC) crossed the finish line in 34th with Brittany Phelan (Mont Tremblant, QC) 46th while Stephanie Irwin (Calgary, AB) did not finish her run.

The championships are scheduled to continue tomorrow with downhill training for both men and ladies. The next race is a Men’s DH on February 26th.

FORMIGAL, SPA – FEB. 23rd, 2008 – SUPER G – LADIES

1

7

REBENSBURG Viktoria

1989

GER

1:40.19

2

6

FENNINGER Anna

1989

AUT

1:40.97

3

1

MOSER Stefanie

1988

AUT

1:41.65

4

5

GUT Lara

1991

SUI

1:41.77

5

11

WALZ Lisa- Marie

1988

GER

1:41.91

6

8

FERK Marusa

1988

SLO

1:42.27

7

4

STUHEC Ilka

1990

SLO

1:42.83

8

30

BERTRAND Olivia

1989

FRA

1:43.05

9

3

SCHMIDHOFER Nicole

1989

AUT

1:43.25

10

18

YURKIW Larisa

1988

CAN

1:43.29


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22

47

PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier

1988

CAN

1:44.18

25

45

MCBROOM Kelly

1989

CAN

1:44.30

34

44

SIMMERLING Georgia

1989

CAN

1:44.78

46

59

PHELAN Brittany

1991

CAN

1:46.05


Did not finish: IRWIN Stephanie (CAN)

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&raceid=50811

2008 WORLD JUNIOR ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS


SHEDULE OF EVENTS

23.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Super G

L

WJC

24.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

M

TRA

24.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

L

TRA

25.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

M

TRA

25.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

L

TRA

26.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

M

WJC

26.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

L

TRA

27.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Slalom

M

WJC

27.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Downhill

L

WJC

28.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Super G

M

WJC

28.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Slalom

L

WJC

29.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Giant Slalom

M

WJC

29.02.2008

Formigal

SPA

Giant Slalom

L

WJC

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