Zina Kocher had a very encouraging day Saturday at the Rossland Haywood NorAms. It’s not only her third place in the Sr Women’s Sprint, it’s the way she’s showing improvement.
Zina Kocher took a lot of people by surprise when she recently announced that she was making a comeback to try to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympic Games next February.
Does she really have a chance to make it?
Il y a déjà quelques mois, on nous avait transmis le nom d’un jeune biathlonien de l’Estrie à surveiller.
Les Championnats du monde juniors (catégorie benjamin pour lui) approchaient et Léo Grandbois, un costaud de 17 ans, 6 pieds et 180 livres pas mouillé, venait de gagner des courses à domicile. La confiance régnait dans le clan canadien.
Shooting Star would have been an obvious title. But Deep Purple’s classic hit is more appropriate for Léo Grandbois, one of Biathlon Canada’s most promising athletes, and his “race it to the ground” personality.
We were told about Léo a while back. The Youth Biathlon World Championships were approaching and Léo, a rugged 17 yo from Sherbrooke, QC (6′-180 lb), had just won some home races. Confidence reigned in the Canadian clan.
She was doing well until her first stop at the range. Erin Yungblut laid down, aimed, and clicked into the wind on her first shot.
Nathan Smith hasn’t given up on his season, far from it.
We could be wrong of course, but our strong feeling is that it’s a matter of time before mixed gender racing resurfaces in x-c skiing.
L’impression que nous avons, peut-être à tort, est que ce n’est qu’une question de temps avant que des relais mixtes refassent surface en ski de fond.
We’re far from an ideal world, but women’s lot in sport keeps improving.
In this second of three articles, Rosanna Crawford, the biathlete, doesn’t beat around the bush to convey her opinion.
“For cross-country, I really think that the women should be doing distances that reflect times closer to that of the men, we are strong and can recover just as quickly as men.”
On est encore loin du monde idéal, mais la situation des athlètes féminines et l’égalité dans le sport ne cessent de progresser.
Dans ce deuxième de trois articles, la biathlonienne Rosanna Crawford n’y va pas par quatre chemins pour exprimer sa pensée.
In a recent article, Sophie Carrier-Laforte made a very interesting commentary on the subject of women in sports with particular reference to the situation in cross-country skiing.
Some of her points give food for thought, so much so that this article will be the first of three on the subject.