Christine Nesbitt (London, ON) blazed to a time of 39.356s to win bronze in the 1500m at the World Single Distance Championships in Sochi, Russia Friday.
The medal marks the 12th podium finish at the World Championships for Nesbitt, including seven gold, in a career that has included an Olympic gold medal in the 1000m at the 2010 Vancouver Games and a silver medal in the team pursuit in Turin.
“I was surprised to come away with a bronze medal,” said Nesbitt. “It wasn’t the greatest race of my life. But, it was good enough today for a bronze medal. So that’s kind of the silver lining – that even with a bad race I can still medal.”
Nesbitt will be looking to defend her 1000m world title on Saturday and will also take part in the team pursuit event on Sunday.
Toutant Edges McMorris at X Games
Canadian teammates and friends battled it out in the finals of the Snowboard slopestyle course at the X Games in Tignes, France today with Sebatien Toutant (L’Assomption, QC) capturing gold in front of Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) who finished in second place.
Toutant scored a 95.0 to edge out X Games Aspen champion McMorris by a full point.
Abel Grabs Second Medal in 24hrs
Olympic bronze medallist Jennifer Abel (Laval, QC) captured an individual silver medal in the 3m springboard event with a score of 309.30 at the World Series of Dubai just 24 hours after winning bronze in the synchro competition with partner Pamela Ware (Beloiel, QC).
The individual medal marks the second in as many weeks for Abel after she finished in second place last week in Beijing, China.