2019 FISU Winter Universiade:Recap Day 1

2019 FISU Winter Universiade Day 1: Medals highlights the start of first day of full competition

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It was a day to remember for Canada. In the first full day of competition for the majority of sports, the maple leaf flew proudly in Russia, as two Canadians stood tall on the podium.

Will Malisch (Western; Markam, Ont.) won a gold medal in men’s snowboard cross and Audrey McManiman (Laval; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que.) earned a bronze medal in women’s snowboard cross while Fanny Girardin (Laval; St-basile-le-grand, Que.) also placed tenth in the women’s event on Sunday afternoon.

Alpine Skiing

In the first day of alpine skiing, all seven members of Canada competed in the Super-G event. On the women’s side, the top Canadian was Laurence Huot (Montreal; Montreal, Que.) who placed 28th and was followed by teammates Marie Desrosiers (Montreal; Montreal, Que.) in 37th then Sabrina Cormier (Montreal; Montreal, Que.) in 46th and Adrienne Poitras (Montreal; Montreal, Que.) was 49th. The next event is on Monday, March 4 when the women’s team will compete in the combined Super-G and combined slalom events.

For the men, Félix Blanchard (Montreal; Montreal, Que.) led the way with a 37th place showing while Alexandre Fortin (Laval; Quebec City, Que.) and Jean Christopher-Allard (Laval; Drummondville, Que.) ended up 49th spot. The next event is on Tuesday, March 5 when the men’s team will compete in the combined Super-G and combined slalom events.

Alpine Skiing Results

Cross Country Skiing

In the first day of cross country skiing, all 12 members of Canada competed in the individual event. On the women’s side for the 5km, the top Canadian was Camille Hamm (Lakehead; Thunder Bay, Ont.) who finished 45th. Ember Large (MacEwan; Edmonton, Alta.) was next in 47th place then Freya Hik (Alberta; Toronto, Ont.) in 49th, 50th. Katherine Denis (Ottawa; New Liskeard, Ont.) placed 50th while Alexandra Slobodian, (Carleton; Stittsville, Ont.) was 51st and Marianne Scherrer (Laval; Quebec City, Que.) was 56th. On Monday, March 4, the women’s team will be back in action in the 5km pursuit event.

For the men’s in the 10km race, Aidan Kirkham (Carleton; Kanata, Ont.) was top Canadian in 49th followed by Matjaz Cigler (Alberta; Toronto, Ont.) in 70th and then Gavin Shields (Lakehead; Kitchener, Ont.) in 71st. David Walker (Victoria; Kelowna, B.C.) placed 75th while Aaron Fahey (Laval; Ottawa, Ont.) in 78th and Alexander Maycock (Nipissing; Orangeville, Ont.) in 79th position.

Cross Country Results  

TEAM CANADA RESULTS FROM SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019

SNOWBOARD

Women’s Snowboard Cross

Round Robin (four runs)

  1. Audrey McManiman, Laval Rouge et Or; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., advances to semi-final.
  2. Fanny Girardin, Laval Rouge et Or; St-basile-le-grand, Que, did not advance to semi-final.

Semi-final (one of two heats)

  1. Audrey McManiman, Laval Rouge et Or; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., advances to final.

Final

  1. Audrey McManiman, Laval Rouge et Or; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., wins bronze medal.

Men’s Snowboard Cross

Round Robin (four runs)

  1. Will Malisch, Western Mustangs; Markam, Ont., advances to semi-final.

Semi-final (one of two heats)

  1. Will Malisch, Western Mustangs; Markam, Ont., advances to final.

Final

  1. Will Malisch, Western Mustangs; Markam, Ont., wins gold medal.

ALPINE SKIING

Women’s Super-G

Finals

  1. Laurence Huot, Montreal Carabins; Montreal, Que., 1:01.97
  2. Marie Desrosiers, Montreal Carabins; Montreal, Que., 1:02.35
  3. Sabrina Cormier, Montreal Carabins; Montreal, Que., 1:03.51
  4. Adrienne Poitras, Montreal Carabins; Montreal, Que., 1:04.57

Men’s Super-G

Finals

  1. Félix Blanchard, Montreal Carabins; Montreal, Que., 59.92
  2. Alexandre Fortin, Laval Rouge et Or; Quebec City, Que., 1:00.20
  3. Jean Christopher-Allard, Laval Rouge et Or; Drummondville, Que., 1:00.35

Cross Country Skiing

5 Km Individual Women’s

Finals

  1. Camille Hamm, Lakehead Thunderwolves; Thunder Bay, Ont., 17:39.2
  2. Ember Large, MacEwan Griffins; Edmonton, Alta., 18:05.6
  3. Freya Hik, Alberta Pandas; Toronto, Ont., 18:12.4
  4. Katherine Denis, Ottawa Gee-Gees; New Liskeard, Ont., 18:17.6
  5. Alexandra Slobodian, Carleton Ravens; Stittsville, Ont., 18:17.7
  6. Marianne Scherrer, Laval Rouge et Or; Quebec City, Que., 18:54.7

10 Km Individual Men’s

Finals

  1. Aidan Kirkham, Carleton Ravens; Kanata, Ont., 29.28.5
  2. Matjaz Cigler, Alberta Pandas; Toronto, Ont., 30:54.3
  3. Gavin Shields, Lakehead Thunderwolves; Kitchener, Ont., 30:57.2
  4. David Walker, Victoria Vikes; Kelowna, B.C., 31:29.4
  5. Aaron Fahey, Laval Rouge et Or; Ottawa, Ont., 32:01.6
  6. Alexander Maycock, Nipissing Lakers; Orangeville, Ont., 32:08.2

WOMEN’S CURLING

Canada (1-0) wins 10-3 vs. China (0-1) in six ends during morning draw; Canada (2-0) wins 6-1 vs. Japan (0-2) in seven ends in evening draw; will face Sweden (1-1) on Monday, March 4 at 2 a.m. ET (2 p.m. local time) in third game of round robin

MEN’S CURLING

Canada (1-0) wins 9-4 vs. Republic of Korea (0-1) in eight ends during afternoon draw; will face Great Britain (0-1) on Sunday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET (Monday, March 4 at 9 a.m. local time) plus will face USA (1-0) on Monday, March 4 at 7 a.m. ET (7 p.m. local time) in second and third games of round robin

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Canada (2-0) wins 4-0 vs. Japan (1-1), will face USA (1-1) on Monday, March 4 at 12:30 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local time) in third game of Group A

 

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