Natalie Wilkie competes in the Cross Country Ski nationals in March in Canmore. image credit: photo contributed

Updated: Wilkie fourth in two events at world cup

A fourth place finish in Canmore for the local cross-country skier.

Natalie Wilkie was close to the front of the pack at the end of the classic sprint race at the Para-Nordic World Cup season opener in Canmore. She impressed her team Canada coaches and teammates with a fourth-place finish in her first ever World Cup race.

Wilkie was one of three Canadians in the sprint finals, starting the race alongside Emily Young from Vancouver and Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

On the steep climb out of the Stadium Wilkie caught up to Young, but could not pass her teammate who finished with a bronze medal.

Eakaterina Rumyantseva and Anna Milenina climbed the podium ahead of Young while Hudak placed fifth.

Update 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10:

Wilkie picked up a second fourth-place finish at the Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore.

In the 7.5 kilometre skate-skiing race Wilkie had a similar result to Yesterday’s classic sprint finishing fourth immediately behind Emily Young of Vancouver.

Just Posted

Shuswap bottle drive to support pediatric cancer research

Young cancer patient doing her best to help others with the disease that hits one in 333 kids

Regional district directors’ pay conflict resolved in new bylaw

11th-hour attempt for more by CSRD electoral area directors fails

Race is on for Shuswap late-run sockeye salmon

New estimates say about 750,000 sockeye will spawn on the Adams River, similar to 2014 dominant run

In photos: Ready, set, roll!

Friendship Day Soap Box Derby excitement in downtown Salmon Arm

Iconic Shuswap sternwheeler undergoing work for return to service

Sicamous business owner Mike Helfrick hopes to offer dinner tours on historic vessel

Weekday weather update

A look at your Okanagan-Shuswap weekday weather for Sept. 24

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Don’t feed birds in the parking lot

Vernon wildlife control services owner says feeding ducks and geese, or any wildlife, is bad

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Most Read