Crawford, Harvey & Kershaw lead Canadian cross-country skiers to Sochi

Crawford, Harvey & Kershaw lead Canadian cross-country skiers to Sochi

By Asif Hossain

Cross Country Canada has nominated 11 athletes for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Five female cross-country skiers will be going to Sochi in February, led by Turin 2006 sprint gold medallist Chandra Crawford, who took to the podium as a first-time Olympian in Italy. She will be going to her third Olympics.

Gaizavoa & Jones celebrate World Cup medal

Heading to their second Games are Daria Gaiazova and Perianne Jones. They are veterans of Vancouver 2010 and won bronze in the team sprint at a 2013 World Cup event in Sochi. Meanwhile, Emily Nishikawa and Heidi Widmer are set to make their Olympic debuts.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The six men nominated for Sochi include Alex Harvey, who made it to the podium three times in the latest Tour de Ski and won bronze in the classic sprint at the 2013 World Championships. His first Olympics in Vancouver saw Harvey and teammate Devon Kershaw narrowly miss the podium with a fourth place finish in the team sprint.

Harvey’s Tour de Ski recap

Kershaw will be going to his third Olympics. He finished fourth overall in the 2012 Tour de Ski and second in the 2011-12 World Cup standings. In 2011, Harvey and Kershaw became the first Canadian men to win a medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships – a gold medal in the team classic sprint.

Kershaw enjoys ‘dream season’

Babikov helps Canada to best Games results ever

Also heading to his third Olympics is Ivan Babikov, who was seventh overall in the 2013 Tour de Ski. Lenny Valjas, Graeme Killick and Jesse Cockney will attend the Games for the first time.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Cross-country skiing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games starts on February 8. All events will be held at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Centre in Krasnaya Polyana.

Enhanced by Zemanta

By Asif Hossain

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 15867 points
  • Earned this week: 5740 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 14885 points
  • Earned this week: 4575 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7906 points
  • Earned this week: 3040 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5656 points
  • Earned this week: 1661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 344 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4659 points
  • Earned this week: 2146 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1341 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 183 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,107 other followers