January 31, 2023
Hudak at the Para Nordic World Championships
After winning a silver and a bronze medal to open the 2023 Para Nordic World Championships in Ostersund, Sweden, Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak added another bronze and narrowly missed the podium in her other events during the week.
Hudak placed third in the women’s 10-kilometre individual start middle standing biathlon on Jan. 25 and followed that up with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 12.5-km individual standing biathlon race on Jan. 27. She then wrapped up worlds with a sixth-place finish in the women’s 10-km freestyle standing cross country race on Jan. 28.
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Oatway represents Canada at world ski championships
Calgary’s Kurt Oatway, from the Regina Alpine Race Team, represented Canada at the FIS Para Alpine World Ski Championships, which took place Jan. 21-29 in Espot, Spain.
In his first world championships since suffering an injury at last year’s event, Oatway narrowly missed the podium in the men’s sitting giant slalom and men’s sitting downhill events, finishing fourth place in both. He also raced to a fifth-place finish in the men’s sitting Super-G.
This was the fifth world championship appearance for Oatway, who won two silver medals at the event in Slovakia in 2019 and Paralympic gold in 2018.
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Savannah Sutherland named B1G Track Athlete of the Week
Borden’s Savannah Sutherland, a member of the University of Michigan’s track and field team, was recently named the Women’s B1G Track Athlete of the Week.
Sutherland set a personal best and faculty record in the 400-metre with a time of 53.01 at the Simmons-Harvey Invite in Ann Arbor, Mich. She also ran the second leg of the 4×400 relay in a time of 51.40, helping her team capture first place.
Then, at the Lenny Lyles Invite in Louisville, Ky., Sutherland won the 200-m in 23.66 seconds, another career best as well as faculty and meet record.
Sutherland ranks first in the Big Ten and fifth in the NCAA in the women’s 400-m.
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McMorris sets Winter X Games record
Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris won gold in the men’s slopestyle event on the weekend at the Winter X Games in Aspen, becoming the most decorated athlete Winter X Games history.
McMorris has won 22 medals in his Winter X Games career, including 11 gold. He was previously tied with American Jamie Anderson for overall medals.
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Team Silvernagle wins women’s curling provincials
North Battleford’s Robyn Silvernagle and her team beat Saskatoon’s Nancy Martin 8-4 in the final of the Viterra Scotties women’s provincial championship.
Team Silvernagle, consisting of third Kelly Schafer, second Sherry Just and lead Kara Thevenot, will now represent Saskatchewan at the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which begins Feb. 17 in Kamloops, B.C.
This will be Silvernagle’s and Thevenot’s third trip to the national championships after also representing Saskatchewan in 2019 and 2020. It will be the first appearances for Schafer and Just.
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