With most summer sports over and the winter season nearly upon us in earnest, readers will see the Canadian roundup return at Olympic.ca as a regular Monday feature.
First, a few summer athletes who have extended their season to positive fall results.
Turkish triathlon delight
Word is Kyle Jones had planned on finishing his triathlon season on the podium in Mexico a couple of weeks ago, but good health allowed him to continue on to another World Cup race in Alanya, Turkey, where he captured a bronze medal over the weekend. This was Jones’ fourth time on a World Cup podium in his career. He represented Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Runners ready for Rio
Gillis finished seventh among men finishing in two hours, 11 minutes and 30.6 seconds. Marchant was fifth among women in 2:28:08.9. Both times were fast enough to qualify for Rio 2016, however Athletics Canada has final say on its Olympic selection.
Figure skaters took some hardware at home over the weekend, taking part in the Autumn Classic in Barrie.
World champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford easily won first place in pairs with 202.61 points. A Canadian 1-2 took place in ice dance, where Nicole Orford and Asher Hill beat Andreanne Poulin and Marc-Andre Servant. In men’s, youngster Nam Nguyen finished second to Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.