Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - Latest News
Jean-Thomas Boily on the Podium Again

After his gold medal on Wednesday in disabled biathlon, John-Thomas Boily stepped onto the podium again Friday at the Riderr-Ennetf competition in Norway.

Leaving his biathlon weapon behind, Boily, from Orford just east of Montreal, finished third in the 5km cross-country sit-ski on Thursday. "I am really in form here!" Exclaimed Boily while doing an interview after his victory on Thursday. At the finish line, the skier finished ahead Carl Einar Henriksen of the Norway (by 2 minutes 53 seconds) and Claus Mejlby Nielsen of the Danmark.

"I am very happy after beating the Norwegian for he is one of the best in the world." Friday, only the eight best of the three disabled categories could take part in 5 kilometers race.

The competition was run in the pursuit format where the first athlete to cross the finish line wins his category. Boily had his best ever personal performance on the distance (12 minutes 47 seconds), finishing with the bronze. "With this time, I cannot be disappointed", he said.

Norwegian Terje Roel won the race, while Carl Einar Henriksen finished with silver for a second time. The competition in Riderr-Ennetf finishes on Saturday with the 10 kilometer race.

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