Monday, February 16, 2004 - Results
Kershaw 7th in Final U23 Race

Canadian nordic skiers were competing in the Under-23 World Championships at Soldier Hollow, Utah yesterday. Building on a successful week, where Canadian athletes have won four medals, Devon Kershaw, of Sudbury, Ont., proved he is developing into a well-rounded skier. Kershaw, who teamed up with Drew Goldsack, of Red Deer, Alta., to finish third in Saturdayís team sprint, led all Canadians today to finish seventh in a 30-kilometre free technique with a time of 1:20:14.7. Other Canadian menís results included: Goldsack in 16th (1:21:46.4); Philip Widmer, of Banff, in 24th (1:26:49.2); and David Nighbor, of North Bay, Ont., in 27th (1:28:58.7).

Chandra Crawford, of Canmore, Alta., was focused on winning her third medal of the week in the womenís 15-kilometre free technique. However, the 20-year-old came up short today and finished 16th (50:06.04). Montrealís Dasha Gaiazova was the only other Canadian woman to compete, and finished 17th (50:49.0).

The Italians dominated both the menís and womenís events, putting three athletes on the podium Sunday, including a world title by Thomas Moriggl in the menís competition. The womenís championships title went to Polandís Justyna Kowalczyck, who finished 20 seconds ahead of the pack.

Source: CCC


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